Women place not only their lives, but those of their unborn children, in the hands of their obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs). They have the right to expect their doctors to live up to the standard of care established by the profession and this specialty. When OB/GYNs breach this standard of care, and a patient or her baby is injured or dies as a result, medical malpractice has occurred.
OB/GYN malpractice can take many forms, from a missed diagnosis of breast cancer or cervical cancer, to errors in screening and testing, to surgical errors and mistakes in labor and delivery. Some doctors may fail to recognize and appropriately manage a high-risk pregnancy, or fail to recognize fetal distress during labor. Doctors may fail to order a Caesarian section (C-section) when needed or may cause birth injuries to a baby with improper use of a vacuum or forceps. OB/GYN malpractice also includes circumstances in which an OB/GYN deliberately betrays patient trust by conducting an inappropriate examination or even sexual assault.
Whatever the nature of an injury from OB/GYN malpractice, it is usually difficult for the victim to talk about. Yet such injuries are important, and deserve acknowledgement and compensation. Huegli Fraser PC can help.
The attorneys of Huegli Fraser PC have successfully handled many cases of obstetric malpractice. We understand how painful it is to suffer injury or loss in such personal matters. The fact that the suffering was preventable makes it even worse.
Huegli Fraser PC is one of the few Oregon law firms equipped to handle OB/GYN malpractice cases. We are seasoned litigators who maintain relationships with the medical experts whose testimony is essential to a successful resolution of these matters. In over 45 years of combined experience, our attorneys have recovered over 100 million dollars for their clients.
We understand that suffering injury due to OB/GYN malpractice often makes our clients feel powerless. We take pride in keeping our clients informed and involved in their cases, and in helping them regain a sense of control over their health and their family's future.
If you or your infant has suffered injury due to the malpractice of an OB/GYN, contact the obstetric malpractice attorneys at Huegli Fraser PC. We will offer you a thorough, straightforward analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and help you explore your options for recovery.
Huegli Fraser serves Portland and the surrounding areas, working with clients throughout Oregon. Contact us at (971) 266-8877. We look forward to working with you.
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