A birth injury can be devastating for the parents and have lifelong impacts on the child. At some point, many parents wonder whether their infant’s injury was an unpreventable accident or caused by a medical error.
While it’s true that not every birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, you should not simply take the medical provider’s word for it. To protect themselves from liability, doctors and hospital staff won’t typically admit to having done anything wrong or causing a birth injury.
In times like these, it’s imperative that you hire an attorney with experience handling these cases that rely heavily on evidence showing that the doctor (or other health care provider) breached their duty of care owed to you and your child.
It must be shown that this breach of duty directed resulted in your child’s birth injury. Some common questions that your attorney may work to answer include:
Did the doctor properly diagnose all infections or conditions that they could and should have during the pregnancy?
Did the doctor prescribe the right medication and the right dosage?
Did the doctor consistently monitor for signs of fetal distress during the labor process?
Were all the appropriate birthing techniques used in a timely manner?
Did the doctor do everything in their power and legal duty to reduce the risk of injury to both mother and baby?
If you are having trouble getting answers from your hospital staff or if you sustain malpractice, our Portland injury attorneys can review your case for free to determine whether you have grounds for pursuing a birth injury case. Even simply having an attorney on your side through the process can compel the health care provider to provide important evidence and testimonies.
Fighting For Justice on Your Behalf
At Angel Law, we believe in fighting for justice on behalf of those who have injured at the hands of negligent doctors and other medical providers. We purposefully keep our firm small so that we can focus on each case with meticulous attention to detail and formulate a unique legal strategy to deliver “big firm” results.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out for dedicated, trusted legal representation on your side. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
Contact Angel Law at (503) 862-8666 to get started on your case.