Types of Catastrophic Birth Injuries in Oregon Due to Medical Malpractice

Oregon Medical Malpractice Causing Catastrophic Birth Injuries


Birth injuries caused by Oregon medical malpractice can result in some of the worst personal injuries.  These catastrophic injuries may result in a completely changed life for a newborn baby.  Some injuries may be so damaging that it may cause to the wrongful death of a newborn.  Sometimes this happens years after the medical malpractice, subjecting the infant-victim to years of agony, pain, and debilitating injury due to the careless, reckless, and negligence medical errors of a doctor or medical staff.


Victims of medical malpractice in Portland, Salem, Bend, Eugene, or anywhere else in Oregon should know what their rights are when an OB-GYN, family care practitioner, or other medical professional commits medical malpractice in the care, treatment, labor, and delivery of a newborn.  Some types of catastrophic injuries include the following:


Hypoxic injuries Due to Oregon Medical Malpractice – Oxygen deprivation is the largest cause of catastrophic injuries to a newborn.  This is because a newborn is fragile and the brain is developing rapidly and making critical connections during the time which coincides with labor and delivery.  Even minor mistakes in slightly decreased oxygen deprivation levels can lead to horrific injuries.  These injuries can lead to cerebral palsy and cause intense seizure disorders which may torture a newborn for years, and may ultimately cause his or her death.


Errors in the Birth Process/Extraction – Some physicians may use too strong of force on a newborn baby during the birthing process which may result in very serious personal injuries.  A common example is brachial plexus injuries, which are when the nerves originating from the neck and spine are compromised due to the pulling, yanking, and twisting of the shoulder or arm.  The nerves stretch out and can burn turn in half, preventing any further connection from the spine to the fingers which could impact movement, sensation, or both.


Facial Paralysis Injuries – Using excessive force, overusing forceps or a vacuum extractor, or allow a newborn to go through a birth canal too small for the baby, or remain in the birth canal under too much pressure for so long, can damage the nerves in the face of a baby.  This nerve damage can result in paralysis of certain cranial nerves which can permanently effect how a person smiles, talks, tastes, and even basic expressions.  This can also result in painful regional complex syndromes in the face.


Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Oregon Medical Malpractice Need to be Evaluated


Birth injuries are some of the worst types of medical malpractice that a victim can endure.  This is because mistakes to vulnerable newborns are magnified and what would cause a painful injury to an adult may actually lead to wrongful death of an infant.


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