Women place their trust in their OB/GYN to correctly evaluate and diagnose their reproductive health and if there are any resulting conditions, to treat them. Unfortunately, OB/GYNs can and do make mistakes. These mistakes can result in physical injury or harm to the patient. Mistakes made by an OB/GYN can include:
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Contraceptive side effects
- Failure to perform a cesarean section
- Improper prenatal testing
- Instrument misuse
- Misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancy
- Pre-eclampsia diagnosis failure
- Sterilization failure
Mistakes resulting from negligence, inexperience, or carelessness are preventable. When an OB/GYN makes a mistake, the results can include permanent infertility, damage to organs, birth injuries, serious infections, or even death. Mistakes can occur during prenatal care or during delivery. Failure to monitor and care during both pregnancy and delivery may lead to birth injures such as cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, or Erbs Palsy.
Women suffer injury, illness, or death from OB/GYN mistakes every year. An OB/GYN may incorrectly analyze a test, give the incorrect medication or dosage, or perform an unnecessary hysterectomy. Regardless of whether the OB/GYN’s mistake resulted from a normal checkup or occurred during the birth of a child, the results can be devastating. The effects of such a mistake can be significant to the entire family.
If a patient has been injured as the result of an OB/GYN mistake, pursing a claim can be expensive and complex. The patient must prove the OB/GYN’s negligent acts cause the undue injury to the patient. An experienced Kingston, New York medical malpractice attorney will review you medical records and retain expert witnesses to prove who was responsible for the patient’s injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to an OB/GYN’s mistake, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to evaluate your case.
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