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2 medical malpractice lawsuits allege delivery errors

The birth of a child is one of the most remarkable and joyous experiences in the lives of Oregon parents. However, joy can quickly turn to anger and despair when negligence during delivery leaves a new baby permanently disabled. Unfortunately, delivery errors happen more than most people realize. Recently, two families filed separate lawsuits against a midwife in another state after one infant perished and another was badly injured.

Couple awarded $14.5 million in obstetrical malpractice suit

The birth of a child is one of the most amazing experiences in the lives of parents. Its unfortunate when this experience is turned into a tragedy by negligent care during delivery. Despite years of training and experience, obstetricians in Oregon and across the United States still make mistakes. When mistakes are made in the delivery room, both the newborn and the mother may suffer. Recently, a couple in another state received a substantial monetary judgment with regard to their obstetrical malpractice lawsuit.

Settlement reached in obstetrical malpractice claim

Preeclampsia is a dangerous condition that many pregnant women here in Oregon and elsewhere develop. The condition is characterized by high blood pressure, swelling in the extremities and protein in the urine, along with other symptoms. If a pregnant woman develops preeclampsia, it can lead to seizures and death for either or both the mother and the child. If a doctor fails to diagnose the condition and appropriate measures are not taken to protect the mother and her unborn child, it could constitute obstetrical malpractice.

Delivery errors led to child's brain damage, according to jury

When a child is born with brain damage, Oregon parents will surely have questions. When the answers to those questions point to delivery errors, parents may be devastated that the people they trusted to bring their child into the world made mistakes that will have lifelong repercussions for the whole family. This is what happened to a family from out-of-state, and a jury recently decided that the boy's brain damage was due to medical mistakes. It awarded the family a $53 million medical malpractice judgment. 

Parents sue for delivery errors that permanently injured baby

Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most joyous occasions in Oregon parents' lives. However, when delivery errors occur that cause permanent injuries to their newborns, dreams they may have had for their children could be shattered. A child may be left with a debilitating handicap that could require medical care and other accommodations for the rest of his or her life.

Obstetrical malpractice claim filed by mother of stillborn child

Most Oregon mothers would agree that being pregnant is one of the most exciting and frightening experiences a woman will ever go through. Expectant mothers are at risk for a number of complications during pregnancy, and they rely on their obstetricians to take care of them and their unborn children. When a doctor betrays the trust of an expectant mother, it may constitute obstetrical malpractice.

Doctor accused of obstetrical malpractice in neighboring state

Oregon women may be glad that their obstetrician is not the same as one from a neighboring state who was recently suspended by the state's Department of Health. According to reports, he is considered to be a danger to the safety and health of the public. If the reports about him are true, he could be facing cases of obstetrical malpractice from the patients to whom he owed a duty of care.

Will a no-fault fund shield negligent doctors?

When a doctor’s negligence results in a birth injury, he or she may eventually have to answer for that conduct before a jury in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Yet some states have established a controversial no-fault fund, possibly to the detriment of that principle of accountability.