Brachial Plexus Lawyer and Medical Malpractice Attorney
When a doctor or delivery room surgeon isn't careful with a difficult birth, a newborn could be left with a disability known as a brachial plexus injury.
If you suspect that your child's brachial plexus, shoulder dystocia or Erb's Palsy was caused by negligence on the part of a physician, I am the medical malpractice and Oregon birth injury attorney who can help you.
I am Robert Miller, founder and trial attorney of the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, serving birth injury clients in Eugene, Greater Portland and surrounding areas. Our Oregon law firm has built a stellar reputation for results as aggressive advocates for infants who suffered permanent physical impairment because of birthing errors by attending physicians.
My law firm offers proven legal skills, compassion for your situation and a recognized reputation for results established during my more than 35 years of trial experience as a medical malpractice lawyer. I know how doctors and hospitals are often unwilling to deal with patients regarding something that has gone wrong in a delivery room or routine medical procedure. My in-depth investigation of how you were treated as a patient produces the answers I need — the facts that a hospital's insurance company cannot deny.
In the last stage of childbirth, a large baby's shoulders can become caught on the pubic bone of the mother, or wedged in the birth canal. This is referred to as shoulder dystocia. Nerves in the shoulder control motor function and limb sensation, referred to as the brachial plexus. A brachial plexus tear is caused by excess traction and results in Erb's palsy — reduced function or total immobility of the hand, arm or shoulder. For many brachial plexus victims, the nerve damage is permanent, and the child goes through life without use of that limb.
If your newborn arrived with limited use of a hand, arm or shoulder, or is losing function in his or her limbs because of a birth injury or delivery error, call the Law Office of Robert A. Miller in Eugene, toll free: 866-272-0803. Your initial consultation is free of charge.
Robert Miller: Protecting What Matters Most for More Than 35 Years
My decades of medical malpractice experience and deep understanding of obstetric procedure allow me to detect signs of medical negligence such as:
- Excessive force or improper delivery technique
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors
- Failure to determine via ultrasound that a fetus is too large for vaginal birth
- Failure to perform a timely C-section when there is an arrest or protracted dilation
The Law Office of Robert A. Miller has aggressively advocated for clients who must deal with Erb's palsy or a similar birth injury. We seek damages for extensive medical and therapeutic care, and for any personal and economic impact of a lifelong disability.
To discuss your medical malpractice or hospital negligence case with an experienced Eugene, Oregon, medical malpractice lawyer, call our law office at 541-359-4331 (toll free at 866-272-0803) or contact us online with an e-mail. Our law firm handles all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis — you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.