OBGYN errors can cause devastating and long-lasting injuries and emotional distress for those involved. Such mistakes may involve women undergoing or receiving female-specific medical care, or may involve expectant mothers and their babies during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Women who suspect medical malpractice may discuss potential for a claim with birth injury lawyers.
What are some possible types of OBGYN errors and how do they happen?
Cases of medical malpractice involving an OBGYN can span various scenarios. Some examples of OBGYN errors are:
• Surgical errors – These can happen during common female-centric procedures, such as a C-section or hysterectomy. Incorrect surgical techniques, inappropriate use of equipment, or even performing surgery on the wrong part of the body are all possible OBGYN errors.
• Contraception errors – These may include prescribing a dangerous type of birth control pill and/or not disclosing side effects, improperly implanting an IUD, and mistakes during tubal ligation that render the surgery ineffective.
• Labor errors – This includes negligence in delivering a baby which could cause birth defects or injuries as well as trauma to the mother, and in extreme cases, death.
• Failure to diagnose – A negligent or careless OBGYN may fail to properly diagnose a sexually transmitted disease, cancer or other life threatening illness. Further, an improper diagnosis may have additional negative effects for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
What happens if I believe I have been injured by an OBGYN?
If you or your baby have been injured by a negligent OBGYN, or any other healthcare professional, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. It is important to seek legal counsel with Cleveland birth injury lawyers as soon as possible to get started with the claim.
As you bring your case to an attorney, be sure to collect as much information as possible to back up your claim of an OBGYN error. This includes medical records, prescription information, and any other pertinent documentation that you have on hand. This may help the lawyer evaluate the legitimacy of the medical malpractice claim and build the case.
Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help
Some parents may find it difficult to evaluate the details of the case when trying to decide whether medical malpractice has taken place, and whether a claim against a negligent physician or medical professional is warranted. Birth injury lawyers can talk to medical experts who may later supply testimony that an OBGYN acted negligently. An attorney can also help collect evidence in the case and organize the claim to bring it against the negligent physician.
If you or your child has suffered an injury or distress because of a medical error, contact Cleveland birth injury lawyers at The Becker Law Firm via our online contact form, or call toll free (440) 252-4399. We offer a free initial consultation to review your case and can advise you of your rights and options following OBGYN errors.