Catastrophic Birth Injury Cases in Oregon

Types of Catastrophic Birth Injury Cases in Oregon: Explained by Bend Birth Injury Lawyer


The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the greatest joys in our lives.  There is a lot of stress, anxiety, and anticipation.  We trust healthcare providers to protect us and our newborn from risks and dangerous associated with the labor and delivery process.  Many times they do, and our newborn is safely delivered.  But unfortunately, sometimes healthcare providers fail to do so.  Sometimes they fail to guard against basic complications or risks.  Other times their actions are reckless, careless, and downright dangerous.  These mistakes, actions or omissions, can be negligence and can result in catastrophic birth injuries.


These catastrophic birth injuries can occur anywhere in the United States, even at the best hospitals.  Similarly, Oregon catastrophic birth injuries can occur throughout the state, including in Bend, Salem, Portland, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Medford, and any other city or town in Oregon.  Such injuries are life-threatening and lead to a life of serious and debilitating disability.


Common Catastrophic Birth Injuries Due to Oregon Medical Malpractice


There is a myriad of injuries that a negligent healthcare provider could cause to your beloved newborn.  All are a tragedy, as we trust the healthcare provider with out most prized possession, while also realizing that our loved one is defenseless and has not have a fair opportunity at life.  Nonetheless, the negligence of a healthcare provider can result in unfair and catastrophic injuries which affect your loved one’s life.


Some of the most catastrophic injuries that a newborn could face his or her entire life with due to the negligent of a healthcare provider include the following:


  • Traumatic brain injuries due to trauma or hypoxic (lack of oxygen) injuries;
  • Brachial plexus injuries from pulling on the shoulder too during the birthing process;
  • Amputation from injuries sustained during the birthing process;
  • Cerebral palsy due to head injuries or a lack of oxygen during the labor and delivery process;
  • Shoulder dystocia injuries which cause serious damage to the structures of the shoulder, like the tendons and bones, as well as vessels and nerves;
  • Damage to the eyes resulting in vision loss;
  • Paralysis such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, or monoplegia;
  • Damage to the ears effecting balance or hearing;
  • Deadly and risky infections;
  • Facial paralysis due to excessive use of forceps or vacuum extractor; and
  • Wrongful death.


Families with Newborns Suffering Catastrophic Injuries Due to Oregon Birth Injury Malpractice Should Call for a FREE Consultation


Birth injuries to a newborn are some of the most devastating cases.  A human life was not given a full and fair opportunity due to the negligence of a trusted healthcare provider.  The ramifications are life-long and catastrophic.  This is why our Bend birth injury malpractice lawyer handles these types of cases, giving families and injured children that full and fair opportunity in a court of law.  If your loved one was the victim of a catastrophic birth injury, call us to learn what we can do to help you and your family today.


We handle cases throughout Oregon and Central Oregon, including Deschutes County, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, The Dalles, Hood River, Clackamas, Corvallis, Albany, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tigard, Salem, Portland, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Washington, Beaverton, Oregon City, Eugene, Coos Bay, Astoria, Newport, Pendleton, Tillamook,  Milwaukie, Gresham, Medford, and any other city, including Bend, Oregon where our main law office is located, please call Kuhlman Law, LLC by dialing (541) 385-1999 to learn what your rights to compensation you may have.  You may also contact us using our easy and convenient “contact us” box at the bottom of our website.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation to get you the answers you deserve, all for free.  There is no risk, and you only pay us if we recover compensation for you.

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