Nerve Injury to a Baby Lawyer in Oregon

nerve injury to a baby lawyer in oregon

Understanding Birth Injuries to a Newborn from Our Nerve Injury to a Baby Lawyer in Oregon


There are many different types of birth injuries which could be caused by the Oregon medical malpractice of a healthcare provider.  Any type of healthcare provider could cause a birth injury, including a doctor, surgeon, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistance, CRNA, technician, or any other type of healthcare provider.  There are also many different types of birth injuries which could be caused by birth injuries, including serious brain injuries.  But one of the most underrated but potentially disabling or debilitating types of birth injuries is a nerve injury.  Our nerve injury to a baby lawyer in Oregon explains what you need to know about this type of catastrophic medical malpractice.


What Do Nerves Do?


The better question is what do nerves not do!  Nerves are very important structures in our body.  Most people think that nerves just rely pain, as that is the most commonly thought of situation when most people believe nerves are firing.  But that is not true.  In fact, nerves are firing all of the time.  They are constantly going for almost everything that you do.


There are many different types of nerves, locations or nerves, and functions of nerves.  Generally, there are two types of nervous systems made up of nerves.  The central nervous system or CNS is the brain and the spinal cord.  This is the messenger superhighway (spinal cord) and the supercomputer (brain).  There is also the peripheral nervous system or PNS.  These are nerves which branch out of the spinal cord and extend to the furtherest parts of your body such as your fingers and toes.


The PNS have a lot of important duties.  In fact, they have a ton of important duties.  This includes sensation, motor movement, strength, and other important functions of the body.  These nerves are what help a person move and react, sense pain, moisture, temperature, pressure, or other interactions, and also help give strength and stability.


Common Ways Nerves are Injured


A nerve injury to a baby could be caused by a lot of different types of conduct or accidents.  This includes Oregon medical malpractice.  Our nerve injury to a baby lawyer in Oregon knows that many of these types of medical malpractice, errors, mistakes, and other types of serious injuries are usually due to malpractice.  Some of the most common ways that nerves are injured resulting in a birth injury include the following:


  • Pulling on a baby’s arm or neck during birth
  • Overextending a baby, including the arm, neck, or spine
  • Improper use of Pitocin
  • Dropping a baby
  • Delays in a c-section
  • Prolonged labor
  • Misjudging a baby’s ability to move through the birth canal
  • Cuts or lacerations to a baby’s face or arm
  • Excessive pressure on a baby’s limb or face, and
  • Many other types of serious birth injuries.


Types of Nerve Injuries to a Baby


There are several different types of nerve injuries to a baby that our nerve injury to a baby lawyer in Oregon may be able to help you with.  This includes handling a baby improperly.  Some of the most common nerve injuries that our Oregon medical malpractice lawyer and nerve injury to a baby lawyer in Oregon handle include the following:


  • Brachial plexus injuries 
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Narakas injury
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Nerve injuries to the leg
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia, and
  • Other types of serious nerve injuries.


Do I Need to Prove my Nerve Injury Case Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?


No, unlike a criminal case an individual does not have to prove a nerve injury case beyond a reasonable doubt.  The burden of proof known as beyond a reasonable doubt means that an individual juror is 98-100% positive that the plaintiff (called prosecution in a criminal case) is correct.  This means there is no doubt or almost no doubt (98%).  


However, in a medical malpractice case all a plaintiff has to do is prove that the defendant’s negligence was more likely than not the cause of the nerve injury to a baby.  This is known as a preponderance of the evidence and allows a victim and his or her family to prove a birth injury case in Oregon at a lower standard.  This gives the advantage to the victim, but it is important to note that a defendant only has to prove that he or she was more likely than not the cause.  This means that whichever party can convince a jury that they were 51% or more correct, wins.


The caveat is that in a tie of 50-50, where a jury cannot decide if it was defendant or plaintiff, the defendant still wins because it means that the plaintiff bringing the claim did not convince the jury.


Ask Our Experienced Nerve Injury to a Baby Lawyer in Oregon For Help


If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form.  We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover. 


Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton,  Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles,  St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.  


We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.  


Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.

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