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When most people visit their obstetrician or gynecologist (or OBGYN), they expect to leave an appointment safely. You do not expect to return home to experience infertility issues or to see your child experience the symptoms of a birth injury.
Unfortunately, malpractice in the OBGYN field can lead to personal injury. If this is the case for you, it may be time to consider your future and file a lawsuit against the OBGYN who caused the problem to develop.
What Problems Can Result From OBGYN Malpractice?
OBGYN malpractice can lead to a variety of issues. These are just some of the issues that may arise.
For instance, pregnant women who are victims of malpractice may see that their children are born prematurely or with developmental problems. Sometimes, birth injuries result from labor. This includes missed signs of fetal hypertension, brain injuries, and delayed diagnosis of serious issues.
There are also other types of OBGYN injuries, including bleeding after a surgery. After surgery, somebody may begin to experience infection and other complications after a procedure.
In some cases, a surgical error leaves somebody with severe nerve damage or even sterility, even if the surgery was not meant to do this.
Some OBGYN injuries stem from injuries associated with misdiagnosis. A doctor might perform a hysterectomy that you didn't need, for instance. Other times, misdiagnosis can lead to a delay in accurate diagnosis of conditions like ovarian cancer and breast cancer that can worsen.
There are also other issues, like negligence and medical errors, that can cause infertility. You may not realize it until you try to become pregnant.
What Duty Does an OBGYN Owe?
An OBGYN has a duty of care to all patients. If you have taken on a doctor-patient relationship, the OBGYN has a duty to provide reasonable care.
What Damages Can You Pursue?
If you are injured by your OBGYN or you realize that your baby has been, you can pursue damages for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, and more. Each case is different, so it is important to discuss the case with your attorney.
What Should You Do?
If you or your child is the victim of OBGYN medical malpractice or negligence, now is the time to speak with a personal injury attorney with knowledge in this area. You may be owed more compensation than you think, it can improve your quality of life or the quality of your child's life.
Reach out to a personal injury attorney for more information.Share