The most joyous occasion that a person can experience is the birth of their
child. In most instances, you have months to get excited and prepare for
this new bundle of joy entering your lives. If the mother or child has
birth injury during the delivery of their child, you have the right to take action
under the premise of
medical malpractice. The best time of your life should not be marred by the irresponsible
actions of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional that did not
act with the proper care and consideration. During these times, a Portland
medical malpractice attorney from The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block,
P.C. can help.
To be clear, there is a large difference between a birth injury and a birth
defect. This makes a significant impact into whether or not malpractice
Birth injury: A complication has arisen during the pregnancy or birth that was not taken
care of properly by a medical professional. Not all complications are
considered to be malpractice.
Birth defect: Something that happened before or during the pregnancy that has resulted
in harm to the child, outside of anything a medical practitioner could
have prevented or treated.
Determining which the cause of injury was is the first step in discovering
what kind of legal action you may be entitled to take. This will involve
working with a medical expert and a lawyer to determine when the medical
negligence associated with the pregnancy took place and how these actions
fell underneath the acceptable standard of care allowed.
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Accepted standard of medical care is the premise that determines whether
a birth injury is considered to be medical malpractice. This means that
the doctor or hospital did not live up to the standard that others abide
by and that this inability to live up to the standard resulted in serious
and life-changing injuries. Depending on the case, you may be able to
directly hold hospitals, doctors, and pharmaceutical companies liable
for their injuries.
When you or your child have been harmed, you deserve a legal advocate willing
to fight for your right to compensation. The resulting medical expenses,
pain and suffering, and more are unnecessary, and taking action can prevent
a medical provider from making the same mistake again. Find out more in
a free consultation with Attorney Block!