Lake Oswego Birth Injury Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Newborns & Their Families
Has your newborn suffered a birth injury? At The Callahan Law Office, we understand that birth injuries can have immense physical and emotional consequences. While we cannot undo the pain and suffering you and your child have experienced, our Lake Oswego birth injury attorney can work on your behalf to attain the financial assistance you and your child deserve. By filing a birth injury lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, ongoing treatment, mental anguish, and more, setting you and your family up for the best possible recovery available.
Common Causes of Birth Injuries
Giving birth to a child is a profound, overwhelming, and, in some cases, traumatic experience. Fortunately, modern medical science mitigates many of the hardships mothers once had to go through during childbirth. However, complications can and do still occur, and at times are caused by negligence or incompetence on the part of a doctor, midwife, or other medical professional involved. Such medical errors can lead to a birth injury, illness, or impairment that affects a newborn due to medical malpractice. Causes of birth injuries often come down to either a failure to diagnose a condition in time or performing a procedure incorrectly.
Some common causes of birth injuries include:
- Botching a surgery or procedure
- Administering an incorrect or defective drug
- Prescribing an improper dose of a drug
- Failing to follow the proper delivery procedures
- Failing to perform a cesarean section or doing so incorrectly
- Failing to recognize an infection or defect during the gestation period
- Failing to recognize a major issue with a newborn
- Using delivery tools, such as vacuum extractor or forceps, improperly
Common Effects of Birth Injuries
The consequences of a birth injury can vary. Some birth injuries may heal completely after a short time; others can have permanent and life-altering effects. You and your family may have to endure costly treatment methods throughout your child’s lifetime, such as physical therapy, medication, special schooling, and more. Our aim is to help to win enough compensation to cover everything you and your child need to have a good life for as long as you need it.
Our birth injury attorney can review claims for all types of birth injuries, including:
- Brachial plexus palsy
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Caput succedaneum
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Head trauma
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- And more
Contact us today to get started with your free case evaluation.
It is important to note that the presence of a birth injury doesn’t necessarily indicate malpractice. Many children suffer injuries at birth due to natural or unavoidable complications.
To bring a birth injury claim, you must prove that a medical professional caused harm by acting in a careless or reckless manner. A doctor or nurse must have displayed conduct that falls below what is expected of other professionals in their field, or, in other words, violated their “duty of care.”
Establishing liability can be a complicated process, especially if you are unfamiliar with the associated medical procedures and manner in which your doctor should have performed their duties. This is why your safest bet is to hire a lawyer. An experienced birth injury attorney at The Callahan Law Office can investigate the incident on your behalf and enlist medical professionals to act as expert witnesses in your case. We can also negotiate or go to trial on your behalf should your case come to that. Let us handle the complicated legal matters so you can focus on recovery for both yourself and your child.
Throughout the whole process, I felt informed, supported, listened to, and valued.- Marcia H.
Fantastic lawyer- Jesse
Attorney Joshua V. Callahan founded The Callahan Law Office in his home state of Oregon in 2014. Since then he has helped numerous clients in the Lake Oswego and Portland areas successfully attain the maximum compensation they deserve following motor vehicle, medical malpractice, and other accidents.