Birth Injury Lawyers
in Portland

We leave no stone unturned in
pursuit of justice for your family

It’s estimated that some 27 out of every 1,000 births in the United States result in a birth injury. Birth injuries cause untold pain, anguish and heartache to families. They often impair a child for life, with the potential to cause devastating and unnecessary pain and suffering, with increased health care costs and dependency on others.

At Pickett Dummigan Weingart LLP, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in fair compensation for injured children and their families. We hold negligent hospitals, clinics and medical professionals accountable for birth injuries, including:

  • Brain injury
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Preeclampsia or PIH
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy



Settlement for a young mother who suffered a brain injury due to the medical team’s failure to immediately start CPR.



Settlement for the surviving spouse and daughter of a woman who died due to preeclampsia or PIH.



Confidential six figure settlement for a child who suffered a brain injury due to a delay in performing a C-Section

Why Choose Us?

At Pickett Dummigan Weingart, we work tirelessly to represent the rights of those who have suffered life-changing birth injuries. With over 200 years of combined experience and long-established relationships with doctors, nurses, and other medical experts, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully represent you.

If your child has suffered a birth injury, it’s imperative to consult one of our birth injury malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. We can help evaluate the potential legal claims available and ensure that your child or loved one’s rights are protected and that all potential options are carefully analyzed. Our team of lawyers can help you receive financial recovery to pay for:

• Long-term therapy
Nursing care
Special Education Expenses
Medical bills related to the birth
Damages for your emotional trauma
Loss of earning capacity and wage loss

Quick Answers from Our Attorneys

Q: Can medical negligence happen before and after birth?

“Yes. Complications during pregnancy can be improperly diagnosed or overlooked. During labor, conditions can rapidly change, requiring quick but informed decisions to be made by medical providers. If at any point a health care professional fails to adhere to established professional standards, damages may be recoverable under medical malpractice laws.”
Deena Sajitharan

Q: What can I expect when working with your firm?

“First and foremost, you will meet with an experienced and compassionate lawyer who will carefully listen to what happened during the labor and delivery. Next we will obtain all the medical records and have them reviewed by an expert in the field. We will then report back to you what the conclusions of the expert are and make a plan from there. We know you’re dealing with a heartbreaking situation and will do our best to make this process simple. We’re always here to answer questions and will make sure you understand what happens next in the process. Our birth injury lawyers will work tirelessly to provide you with the highest quality representation possible.”
R. Brendan Dummigan

Hear from Our Clients

Excellent client communications, taking the time to educate us and setting realistic expectations. The results exceeded expectations.

-Craig Spiezle

Mr. Dummigan and his staff are very professional and caring. They took a case that no one else would…and put their energy and resources into the case to see it come to a successful close. It was an unfortunate series of events that led me to Mr. Dummigan’s office, but I was thankful for the closure his office brought to my situation.

-Lisa Marie

I could not have asked for a better legal team than all three of you. Thank you again for the time and energy that you and your staff were willing to spend on my behalf, it made these last two years of my life a little more tolerable.

-Sherry Wells

Protecting Our Community One Case at a Time

As parents, you put your trust and wellbeing in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers every day. When that trust is broken and you or your child are harmed due to error or negligence, it’s important to stand up for your rights. That’s why we’re here.

If you believe you’re dealing with a birth injury malpractice case, let’s set up a time to talk. We want to hear about your situation and find out if working together is the right fit. 

As our client, we’ll spring into action on your family’s behalf, handling your case from start to finish.


A Free Consultation