When it comes to medical malpractice, obstetric and gynecological errors can have severe consequences. These errors occur when obstetricians or gynecological staff members fail to meet the minimum acceptable standard of care. Negligence in gynaecological or obstetrical practises can threaten lives, have an impact on a woman’s fertility, and result in major health problems for both the mother and the baby.
Ensuring Standard of Care in Obstetrical Clinics and Hospitals
Hospitals and obstetrical care clinics play a crucial role in upholding the standard of care and ensuring the compliance of their staff with safety protocols. They should create an environment where gynecological healthcare providers are encouraged to report errors. Failing to react appropriately or neglecting to address medical errors can exacerbate existing conditions or lead to additional complications. A physician’s negligent acts during prenatal or postnatal care can result in permanent injury or other damages to both the mother and the infant.
The Prevalence of OB/GYN Medical Malpractice Claims
OB/GYNs rank second after neurosurgeons in the number of medical malpractice claims. Surprisingly, research reveals that 70 to 85 percent of obstetricians have been sued for medical malpractice at least once. If you or a woman in your family has suffered a significant injury due to a physician’s mistake during prenatal care, perinatal care, or gynecological treatment, seeking the advice of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can make a difference. To assess your chances of recovering damages for OB/GYN malpractice, we invite you to contact Miller & Wagner in Portland for a free consultation.
Understanding Medical Negligence in OB/GYN Practice
Negligence claims against OB/GYNs, like other medical malpractice cases, require the help of doctors who can provide informed and trustworthy opinions about the precise mistakes that caused injury to the patient. We have a reliable network of physicians who can review the facts of your situation and identify signs of negligence.
Examples of OB/GYN malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose or treat pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), also known as preeclampsia
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose or treat prenatal conditions such as gestational diabetes
- Surgical errors during a hysterectomy or C-section delivery
- Unnecessary surgery
- Mistakes in Down syndrome and other congenital disease testing
- Failure to detect prenatal disorders like tubal or ectopic pregnancy
- Failure to identify umbilical cord complications
- Birth injuries
- Improper use of forceps
- Failure to diagnose cervical cancer in time for adequate treatment
The Impact of Location on Access to Quality Care
Did you know that receiving adequate care can depend on where you live? Over 28 million American women of reproductive age reside in rural counties, and almost half of the counties in the United States do not have a practicing OB/GYN. This shortage of specialized gynecological healthcare may contribute to the increased number of medical malpractice cases.
Seeking Legal Representation in Portland
We proudly represent women across the Portland metro and Vancouver area who have suffered severe injuries due to substandard medical care during high-risk pregnancy, childbirth, or obstetrical surgery.
How a Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Assist You
The medical malpractice attorneys at Miller & Wagner possess extensive experience in handling legal claims filed on behalf of women who were injured under obstetrics and gynecological care. Our law firm’s excellent reputation among Oregon physicians has led many doctors to refer medical malpractice cases to us, suspecting malpractice on the part of a physician who treated a member of their family.
Compensation for Obstetrical Medical Malpractice
Plaintiffs in obstetrical medical malpractice cases may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, or wrongful death. If we determine that medical malpractice was responsible for the serious damages you or your family member has incurred, Miller & Wagner will meticulously document every aspect of your injuries and losses to present a thorough damages claim.
We understand the importance of seeking justice and obtaining fair compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial toll you have experienced.
Contact Miller & Wagner for a Free Consultation
If you have been a victim of obstetric or gynecological malpractice, we are here to help. The OB/GYN medical malpractice attorneys at Miller & Wagner possess the knowledge and expertise to navigate complex medical malpractice cases and fight for your rights. We believe that every individual deserves quality healthcare and should not suffer due to the negligence of medical professionals.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. During this consultation, we will listen to your story, assess the viability of your case, and provide you with clear guidance on the legal options available to you. Our compassionate team is dedicated to achieving justice and securing the compensation you deserve. Let us be your advocates in seeking accountability for the harm caused by obstetric and gynecological errors.
Obstetric and gynecological errors can have devastating consequences for women and their families. It is essential for hospitals, clinics, and healthcare providers to maintain the highest standard of care and promptly address any medical errors. If you believe you have been a victim of OB/GYN malpractice, seeking legal assistance is crucial. A skilled medical malpractice lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of your case, gather evidence, and advocate for your rights.
Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Miller & Wagner is here to provide the support, guidance, and legal representation you need. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation to explore your options and take the first step toward justice.
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