Medical Malpractice And OB-GYN Physician Errors

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DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers in Syracuse, New York, focuse on serious personal injury cases, including medical malpractice and OB-GYN errors. Our lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients.

If you have been injured as a result of an error by an OB-GYN provider, we offer free consultations to discuss your case with an experienced malpractice lawyer. Furthermore, clients are never responsible for legal fees unless we are able to recover compensation for them.

OB-GYN Errors And Medical Malpractice

Doctors and Ob-Gyn providers are required to follow the appropriate standard of care when treating patients. In other words, the medical providers are required to provide the care an average, prudent, similarly qualified medical professional in the community would have provided under the same or similar circumstances.

The following are some examples of obstetrician–gynecologist errors that fall below this standard of care and may be considered medical malpractice:

  • Failure to assess a patient for ovarian or cervical cancer
  • Prescribing birth control pills to a patient who is susceptible to developing blood clots
  • Puncturing an organ while performing a D&C
  • Failure to assess a patient for pregnancy
  • Failure to diagnose a tubal pregnancy
  • Performing a procedure on a woman who is pregnant
  • Improper prenatal care
  • Failure to diagnose preeclampsia
  • Failing to refer to a urologist
  • Failing to perform appropriate testing before performing medical procedures
  • Failing to inform patients that less invasive treatments are available
  • Failing to inform patients of alternative treatment options
  • Causing damage or injury during a hysterectomy
  • Causing damage or injury during a bladder sling procedure
  • Not providing ob-gyn treatment in accordance with accepted medical standards

OB-GYN physician errors can have serious consequences for the patient, including inability to bear children, damage to the uterus or vagina, incontinence, miscarriage, blood clots and death.

OB-GYN Errors Case Results (a few examples)
$1,300,000 settlement for negligent treatment
$4,000,000 settlement for birth injury

Serving OB-GYN Malpractice Victims In Syracuse And Upstate New York

To speak with a malpractice attorney about OB-GYN errors, call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. We offer evening and weekend appointments as well as home and hospital visits.