OB Mistakes & Malpractice

The health of a baby is largely depen­dent on the qual­ity of med­ical care received by the mother and child prior to, dur­ing, and after deliv­ery. Sadly, the rate of med­ical mal­prac­tice nation­wide con­tin­ues to increase at a rapid rate and obstet­ri­cal mis­takes are not uncom­mon, often result­ing in dev­as­tat­ing effects for the mother and child.

If you or your child has suf­fered seri­ous injury or death as a result of obstet­ri­cal mis­takes, you have the right to pur­sue legal action against the doc­tor, nurse, hos­pi­tal, or other med­ical pro­fes­sional respon­si­ble for your losses. Please con­tact one of the attor­neys at Cline Far­rell Christie Lee & Bell today for a FREE con­sul­ta­tion to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Com­mon Types of Obstet­ri­cal Mistakes

Obstet­ri­cal mis­takes include any errors, inten­tional or not, that were made dur­ing a preg­nancy, deliv­ery, or after child­birth that may cause a mother or child to suf­fer an injury or defect as a result. Some of the most com­mon types of mis­takes include:

  • Fail­ure to rec­og­nize mater­nal infections
  • Fail­ure to rec­og­nize or treat maternal/fetal distress
  • Fail­ure to per­form a timely cesarean section
  • Fail­ure to diag­nose or treat jaun­dice, menin­gi­tis, or seizure disorders
  • Improper use of deliv­ery tools (vac­uum extrac­tion and forceps)

Obstet­ri­cal mis­takes often result in injury to the baby includ­ing brain dam­age, Erb’s palsy, cere­bral palsy, and even death. In some instances, an obstet­ri­cal mis­take can cause mater­nal death.

Your Legal Options

Med­ical mal­prac­tice laws pro­tect those who have suf­fered harm as a result of med­ical neg­li­gence includ­ing obstet­ri­cal mis­takes. If you or a loved one has been injury or killed because of the mis­take of a health­care pro­fes­sional, you may be eli­gi­ble to file a claim to recover your dam­ages includ­ing past and future med­ical expenses, emo­tional dis­tress, phys­i­cal pain and suf­fer­ing, and more.

It’s impor­tant to con­sult with a qual­i­fied and com­pas­sion­ate med­ical mal­prac­tice attor­ney who can thor­oughly eval­u­ate your case, inform you of your legal rights and options, and deter­mine the best course of action for you. Please con­tact us today for a FREE con­sul­ta­tion. We look for­ward to hear­ing from you and we wel­come the oppor­tu­nity to serve and assist you.