Obstetricians, or OB/GYNs, are required to provide the highest level of medical care to mothers and their children, before, during and immediately after childbirth. While obstetrical medical errors are rare, they do happen and can have catastrophic consequences. Medical negligence as a result of obstetrical malpractice can result in serious injuries to the mother or child or both. Tragically, they can even lead to fatalities.
When healthcare professionals fail to provide the proper level of medical care, they must be held legally responsible for their actions. If you, your partner, or your child has been injured as a result of obstetrical malpractice, our obstetric malpractice lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Common Obstetric / OB/GYN Malpractice Claims:
- Prenatal negligence
- Improper management of postpartum hemorrhage and blood clots
- Failure to Diagnose and Treat Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
- Infection Toxemia
- Uterine rupture
- Failure to offer/recommend a cesarean section (C-section) when vaginal delivery is too risky for the baby, such as with placenta previa, and babies that are too large for safe vaginal delivery
- Negligent use of instruments to assist delivery, causing injury to the baby
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
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