Eugene Birth Injury Lawyer
A birth injury is a tragic type of medical malpractice in Eugene, Oregon. Birth injuries may harm infants when an obstetrician, gynecologist, attending physician, nurse or another health care worker fails to meet the standards of care during a mother’s pregnancy, labor or delivery. Mistakes by doctors, hospitals or birthing centers can lead to injuries and conditions that affect a child for life, including cerebral palsy.
Finding out your newborn has a birth injury can be upsetting. Receive answers about your family’s financial future, including your potential right to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit, during a free consultation with the Eugene birth injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC.
Why Choose Our Eugene Birth Injury Attorneys?
- We are aggressive litigators with experience bringing many claims to trial throughout Oregon. We have what it takes to maximize your results.
- We are always open, transparent and honest with our birth injury clients. Our attorneys always act in their clients’ best interests.
- We have a proven history of results, with hundreds of millions of dollars secured on behalf of our clients.
- We represent families during Eugene birth injury claims on a contingency fee basis, with no attorney’s fees owed by the client unless we win.
What Are Birth Injuries?
A birth injury can describe any preventable injury or illness an infant has due to a health care practitioner’s negligence. Every year, thousands of infants suffer preventable injuries during labor and delivery or shortly after. Evidence of malpractice could make your family eligible for compensation for many different birth injuries.
- Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain)
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Kernicterus (untreated jaundice)
- Facial paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb or Klumpke’s palsy
- Wrongful death
At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we can handle claims involving any type of birth injury in Eugene, Oregon. Our attorneys know how to navigate serious injury cases, including those that cause permanent disabilities, scarring or disfigurement. We also represent families during wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuits. Our attorneys can walk your family through each phase of the legal process while protecting you and your child’s best interests.
Do You Have Grounds for a Claim?
Birth injuries are almost always preventable with due care by the medical professionals in charge of maternal and fetal care. They often occur when a practitioner breaches his or her duties of care. Examples of mistakes that can cause birth injuries are misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose a hospital infection, failure to monitor fetal vital signs during delivery, misuse of delivery tools, failure to schedule an emergency C-section and use of incorrect birthing methods during a complicated delivery.
Even the most prudent doctor might not be able to prevent every complication during a difficult birth. If your doctor fulfilled his or her expected standards of care, he or she might not be liable if your child has a birth injury. You or your attorney must be able to prove the defendant breached a duty of care and that this mistake or oversight is what caused the injury in question. Our medical malpractice attorneys can help you with this burden of proof. We can gather evidence and hire birth injury experts to testify on your behalf.
Speak to a Eugene Birth Injury Lawyer at No Risk Today
At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we offer 100% free, confidential and nonobligatory initial case reviews at our local Oregon law office. You can discuss your child’s injury, illness or wrongful death and obtain answers you can trust from a lawyer at no charge. We may be able to help you and your family fight for fair compensation for your child’s preventable injury, condition or death. Schedule your meeting today using our online portal or by calling (503) 226-6361. We can let you know if we believe you have a case.