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Philadelphia OB/GYN Malpractice Lawyer

Pregnancy and the birth of a child should be the time for joy and celebration, but unfortunately this is not the case for all families. Medical malpractice during pregnancy or delivery can cause serious harm and even death for either the child or the mother. If you or your baby suffered any type of preventable injury because of an OB/GYN’s mistake, you have the option of seeking compensation through the medical malpractice claim process. Our Philadelphia OB/GYN malpractice lawyer here at The Villari Firm, PLLC can assist you by gathering and analyzing complex medical records, establishing fault, establishing damages, and holding the at-fault party accountable for payment. We have experience handling all types of pregnancy and birth malpractice claims, and can help get you the compensation needed to pay for the future care you or your child need,

What is Considered OB/GYN Malpractice?

A doctor of obstetrics and gynecology is an expert in pregnancy, childbirth, and the female reproductive system. They are responsible for providing healthcare for a pregnant mother and her baby, as well as the healthcare for non-pregnant women. Medical errors made that deviate from the standard of care during pregnancy or delivery are often the fault of an OB/GYN practitioner. As such, not all mistakes or failures on the part of a doctor are considered malpractice. The level of error must rise to that of breaching the standard of care, which is the degree of prudence and caution legally required of a healthcare provider in a various scenario.

Examples of OB/GYN Malpractice

OB/GYN malpractice can result in serious injury to a non-pregnant woman, a pregnant woman, or a fetus or a newborn baby. Examples of these injuries and other damages include delayed cancer treatment, unsuccessful hysterectomies, birth injuries to the baby such as brain damage or cerebral palsy, and potentially fatal blood loss for the mother during delivery. OB/GYN malpractice can take many forms, including:

  • Misdiagnosing cervical cancer
  • Delayed diagnosis of uterine cancer
  • Failure to diagnose or treat pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum
  • Failure to identify fetal distress
  • Causing other birth injuries to the baby or mother
  • Misinterpreting a mammogram or sonogram
  • Misdiagnosis of gestational diabetes
  • Surgical errors C-section delivery
  • Delayed C-section
  • Unnecessary emergency C-section
  • Conducting an unnecessary surgery
  • Testing errors for Down syndrome
  • Umbilical cord complications and injuries
  • Delayed treatment
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to recognize fetal distress
  • Gynecology surgery errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum

Contact a Philadelphia OB/GYN Malpractice Lawyer Today

Here at The Villari Firm, our Philadelphia OB/GYN malpractice lawyers Have substantial knowledge and experience when it comes to assisting women who have suffered damages due to OB/GYN malpractice, and we are confident that we can help you hold any at fault parties accountable. We understand just how traumatizing and daunting this experience has been for you and your family, and we are here to do everything that we can to help right this wrong. Call us today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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