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Personal Injury Lawyers For Birth-Related Injuries

Few events in life can prompt more excitement and anxiety than a birth. But sometimes, a birth doesn’t go as planned. When medical malpractice occurs around a birth, call experienced medical malpractice lawyers Veralrud and Fowler to find out what you can do to be made whole.

When Can I File a Birth-Related Medical Malpractice Claim?

The time after something goes wrong during a birth can be hard. Plans have to change. New habits have to be formed. Maybe the consequences of the birth-related injury cause permanent disability. Whatever happens, trying to figure out whether you can recover damages in birth-related medical malpractice suit can be challenging without the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Knowing whether you have a case or not is a good starting point. Here are the main types of birth-related medical malpractice:

Birth Injuries to Mother or Child

The most common type of birth-related medical malpractice claim is birth injuries to mother or child. Injuries that might occur during birth can effect the mother, the child, or both. Proving negligence in these cases boils down to a failure to provide a standard of care on the part of a medical professional. Examples of these sort of injuries include excessive blood loss during birth, medication errors, or physical trauma to the infant due to unnecessary interventions in the birth process. If the infant in injured, the parents must file suit on their behalf as their legal guardians. The damages might include all costs associated with any permanent disability resulting from injury, including physical or occupational therapy, medical equipment and costs associated with continuing medical treatment.

Wrongful Birth

Wrongful birth occurs when a physician fails to notify parents about a birth defect which might have effected the parents’ decision to continue with the pregnancy. Some birth defects are so severe and debilitating, if not outright deadly, that some parents might decide the cost both financially and emotionally of bring the pregnancy to term is too much. If a physician fails to notify you about a potentially-devastating birth defect, you can file a wrongful birth suit. You might be able to recover damages associated with accommodating the birth defect or disorder as well as damages for pain and suffering associated with giving birth to and raising the child.

Wrongful Pregnancy

If you were attempting to avoid pregnancy with a physician’s help and nonetheless became pregnant, you may have grounds for a wrongful pregnancy medical malpractice suit. A wrongful pregnancy occurs when the negligence of doctors or other medical professionals leads to an unwanted pregnancy. Most states all0w for the recovery of damages stemming from lost wages and medical expenses, but fewer allow  damages for pain and suffering, and even fewer allow the settlement to include provisions for raising the child.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Birth-Related Injuries in Eugene, Oregon

If you have been injured in a birth-related accident, it’s essential to call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Get in touch with Veralrud and Fowler today for a free consultation today.

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975 Oak Street, Suite 798

Eugene, OR 97401

Phone  (541) 345-3333
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