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Maryland OB-GYN Malpractice Lawyers

Pregnant women depend on their obstetrician or gynecologist (OB-GYN) to guide them through their pregnancies. This type of medical doctor specializes in women’s health and is trained in both obstetrics and gynecology. OB-GYNs are specialized in all the aspects of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. They monitor and treat expectant mothers during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as postpartum.  You may be entitled to compensation if your OB-GYN causes an injury that prevents you from living your life normally. The Maryland OB-GYN malpractice lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman can help you file a claim and hold the doctor liable for your damages.

Just like all doctors, OB-GYNs can commit medical malpractice if they fail to meet the standard of care accepted within the medical community. However, keep in mind that every pregnancy carries the potential for unforeseen complications, so just because you experience complications does not mean the doctor engaged in medical malpractice. But the manner in which a doctor reacts (or does not react) to these complications can prove to be essential in a malpractice claim.

Negligence or recklessness on behalf of the doctor can aggravate an existing condition or create new complications. If an OB-GYN is negligent during the diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up care of a patient, the mother or child can suffer serious and even permanent injuries.

 

Types of OB-GYN Malpractice

OB-GYNs can be negligent in many ways, including the following:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a medical condition
  • Failure to identify a birth defect or genetic disorder
  • Improperly using birthing tools such as forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Failure to perform a C-section
  • Failure to discover prenatal conditions (ectopic pregnancy, tubal pregnancy, etc.)
  • Failure to recognize umbilical cord complications
  • Causing brain damage through asphyxiation
  • Improperly using birthing tools such as forceps or vacuum extractors

These medical mistakes can be serious. They can cause injury to both the mother and baby. They can cause long-term or even permanent injuries and conditions, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s palsy, brain injury, spinal cord damage, shoulder dystocia, broken bones, soft tissue damage, facial paralysis, and internal bleeding. The mother could also develop infections such as Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection and chorioamnionitis. In extreme cases, the mother or baby could even die.

If you have been affected, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a loved one died due to an OB-GYN’s negligence, you could claim compensation for wrongful death. In extreme cases, punitive damages may also apply.

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OB-GYNs can cause malpractice any time during a woman’s pregnancy. These mistakes can cause a wide range of injuries, from minor to life-threatening and even fatal.

If you have suffered injuries by an OB-GYN’s negligence, seek legal help. The OB-GYN malpractice lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman can help you file a claim for damages. Call (410) 567-0800 to schedule a free consultation.

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