Cerebral Palsy
Lawyers Portland, OR

 Your guide during uncertain times

Cerebral palsy is a devastating diagnosis leaving a new parent wondering what happened. Our team of experienced Portland attorneys bring comprehensive counsel to families when a child has suffered cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice. 

We handle claims involving:

  • Lack or deprivation of oxygen during the birth process
  • Failure to respond promptly to signs of fetal distress, including failure to perform a Caesarean section (C-section) on a timely basis
  • Failure to observe or take appropriate measures after fetal heart rate monitors indicate distress
  • Injury caused by a surgical or medical instrument such as forceps or a vacuum
  • Preeclampsia also known as pregnancy induced hypertension or high blood pressure

Our team works in the best interest of you, your child, and your family to tenaciously protect your rights. Contact us today for compassionate guidance and answers to your questions. You won’t pay attorney fees unless we win.



Settlement for a child who suffered a brain injury due to a delay in performing a c-section.



Settlement for a child who suffered a brain injury due to a delay in performing a c-section.

Could Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Have Been Prevented?

When a doctor, hospital, or nurse fails to follow the proper standards of medical care during the delivery of a baby, the child could suffer a brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy. This often leads to substantial medical expenses. Even more devastating is that this mistake can limit the child’s ability to fully function independently for the rest of their life.

If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the doctor, hospital, or nurse and recover compensation to help your family and your child move forward.

Why Choose Us?

Successfully pursuing a cerebral palsy birth injury case requires a trusted, respected, and compassionate attorney. At Pickett Dummigan Weingart, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to represent you. With over 200 years of combined experience and long-established relationships with medical experts, judges, defense attorneys, doctors, and other health care providers, you’re in good hands.

We understand the full spectrum of cerebral palsy harms. Your child may need round-the-clock care for life. You may need in-home medical care on a regular basis, or special educational or vocational assistance. We’ll work hard to get full and fair compensation for all your losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Costs of retrofitting your home or vehicle 
  • Long-term therapy
  • Special education expenses
  • Medical bills related to the birth
  • Damages for your emotional trauma

Quick Answers from Our Attorneys

Q: What medical errors may lead to cerebral palsy?

“If at any point a health care professional fails to adhere to established professional standards, damages may be recoverable under medical malpractice laws. Medical errors leading to cerebral palsy may include failing to accurately interpret fetal heart rate data, failing to quickly intervene when it is evident that the unborn child is not receiving an adequate supply of oxygen..”
Deena Sajitharan

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

“You’ll start by meeting 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 a number of medical experts. We’ll report back to you with the conclusions of the experts and make a plan. We know you’re in the midst of a heartbreaking situation and will do our best to make this process simple. Our cerebral palsy 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, it’s important to stand up for your rights. We’re on your side.

Without a lawyer’s help, filing a lawsuit is challenging and time-consuming. Simple mistakes may cause your case to be delayed or rejected.

If you believe you’re dealing with a cerebral palsy 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.


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