|Types of Ob-Gyn Malpractice Compensation||Did Your Doctor Follow the Standard of Care?|
|Examples of Ob-Gyn Negligence||Effects of Ob-Gyn Negligence|
Gynecologists are responsible for women’s preventive health care and reproductive health care. Obstetricians have the responsibility of caring for two patients, the mother and baby. Some obstetricians specialize in treating patients with high risk pregnancies involving complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes or other factors. Among physicians, ob-gyn doctors are among the medical specialists most likely to be named in a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to a 2015 survey by Medscape, 85 percent of ob-gyn doctors had been named in a lawsuit. While not all injuries during pregnancy and birth amount to malpractice, patients who have been injured by an ob-gyn’s carelessness may be entitled to compensation for the harm they have suffered. Let our compassionate attorneys answer your questions and explain your legal options.
If you suspect that you were a victim of ob-gyn malpractice, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at The Colleran Firm can offer a free birth injury consultation to review the specific details regarding your treatment and assess whether you may have a valid ob-gyn negligence claim. Your doctor is not likely to admit an error or be candid with you if the doctor or hospital caused an injury to you or your baby. Often, patients are left with a nagging feeling that something went wrong.
Our attorneys will calculate your losses due to the injury such as medical bills, missed work and future medical treatment, as well as pain and suffering. We will prepare and submit a claim to the ob-gyn’s malpractice insurance provider and negotiate vigorously for a just settlement. Frequently, the attorneys at The Colleran Firm can negotiate an out of court settlement and avoid the expense and uncertainty of a trial. If we receive an offer to settle your case, we will discuss it with you. The final decision about whether to settle will be up to you.
People who have been injured by ob-gyn negligence in Pennsylvania may be eligible to seek compensatory damages to cover the costs of medical expenses and lost income as well as non-economic damages for pain and suffering.
Pennsylvania does not cap the amounts of compensation that a court may award for compensatory and non-economic damages.
Much of the practice of obstetricians and gynecologists involves performing various types of medical procedures on patients, such as diagnostic tests, laparoscopic procedures and care during a pregnancy and delivery of a baby. Many gynecological malpractice lawsuits are brought by patients who sustained some type of abnormal injury such as an organ puncture or perforation during a procedure.
As our attorneys investigate your case, we seek evidence to show that your ob-gyn failed to follow the recognized standard of care and that this failure resulted in your injury and the losses you have suffered.
A failure to provide timely treatment by an ob-gyn can allow uterine or ovarian cancer to advance and make it more difficult to treat or leave a child with permanent disabilities due to a preventable birth injury. An obstetrician’s failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner can cause brain damage due to lack of oxygen, cerebral palsy, or other developmental issues that may lead to lasting disabilities.
Some serious injuries can lead to a lifetime of medical care and ongoing medical expenses. You and your family should not have to bear that burden of medical expenses alone. If a doctor’s negligence caused the injury, the doctor’s malpractice insurance should provide compensation to cover the costs of the ongoing care.