Portland, OR Birth Injury Attorney
Fighting for Victims of Malpractice During Childbirth
Giving birth is one of life's greatest joys and should be one of the
happiest moments of your life. Unfortunately, the smallest of mistakes
can turn a beautiful moment into a tragedy, causing you, your infant,
and your family unnecessary pain and suffering. Our doctors and nurses
are trusted to make the right medical decisions and follow the protocol
in which they were trained, especially during childbirth. When a medical
professional in Oregon fails to do so and causes avoidable harm, you have
the right to take action, and we want to help.
At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C.,
medical malpractice lawyer in Portland is dedicated to fighting for the rights of mothers and their
newborns who were wrongfully injured or tragically killed because of the
negligence of a medical practitioner. Attorney Block was named to the
2014 list of
Oregon Super Lawyers® because even his peers recognize his commitment to quality legal
counsel for those victimized by malpractice.
Our team is prepared to provide personalized attention to your case to
ensure that you can seek the justice that you deserve for an injury.
What can cause birth injuries?
While some birth injuries are actually birth defects, meaning unpreventable
illness or disease due to hereditary, environmental, or genetic factors,
most are caused by a complication during delivery. These complications
can have a number of causes, which means that it is essential for the
obstetrician to act reasonably and make competent decisions to avoid serious
injury. Any use of improper techniques or incorrect use of medical devises
can be detrimental to the well-being of you and your child.
It is important to note that injuries can still result when a doctor takes
all necessary precautions; schedule your
free case evaluation to discuss your birth injury with our medical malpractice attorney who
can help you determine whether or not you have a valid malpractice claim.
Obstetricians are highly trained to respond to potential complications
during childbirth. They must complete years of higher education and complete
field training in order to be licensed to practice. This means that they
should well be familiar with standard protocol and procedures in order
to best ensure the safety and well-being of their patients. Unfortunately,
it is not uncommon for obstetricians to misinterpret situations and misdiagnose
the problem. Furthermore, devises such as forceps and vacuums need to
be utilized with extreme care; improper handling can cause serious damage
to an infant's head and/or brain.
Consequences of a Birth Injury
When things go wrong during childbirth, it can not only cause immediate
injury and harm to you or your child, but it might also cause long-term,
debilitating medical issues. This can mean that the quality of life for
your newborn is severely diminished, which can be devastating for you
and your family. Additionally, the potential lifetime of medical bills,
pain, and suffering can cause serious financial and emotional burdens.
Your child's life is in your obstetrician's hands; if it is harmed
by the careless or reckless actions of your doctor, you deserve to seek
justice for your suffering.
Medical malpractice during childbirth can result in the following injuries:
The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we know that no amount of money can change the fact that you and your
family will have to live with the consequences of a birth injury for the
rest of your life. However, we want to help you ensure that your Oregon
medical professional is held accountable for the pain and suffering that
he or she has caused. We believe that doctors and nurses should be held
to a high standard of professionalism, as their mistakes can have severe
implications on our lives.
When we help clients pursue
wrongful death claims, our job is not done at settling your case. Our team of dedicated
advocates against medical malpractice will fight to ensure that the policies
and procedures of a hospital or doctor are changed so as to prevent such
a tragedy from occurring ever again.
Ready to take action? The road to justice starts here.
Named as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial
Lawyers, The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. has the experience
and proven success that you need to feel confident that justice will be
served. You and your family have suffered enough at the hands of a negligent
medical professional, and our medical malpractice lawyer is ready to help
you hold him or her accountable. We operate on a contingency fee basis
in an effort to ensure that all malpractice victims can afford the legal
counsel they deserve.
Let us help you take action.
Call our team today for quality representation!