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Quality obstetrical care is crucial to the health of the mother and her baby prior to, during, and after childbirth. Unfortunately, the rate of medical malpractice in the United States has reached alarming proportions. Worse still, an increase in the number of obstetrical mistakes is part of the growing problem. Obstetrical mistakes, while not always intentional, can have severe consequences to both the mother and child.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or harm because of an obstetrical mistake, you should know that you have legal rights. Please contact us today to speak with a compassionate and experienced medical malpractice attorney who can help ensure those rights are protected.
What Is An Obstetrical Mistake?
Obstetrical mistakes refer to any errors made by an obstetrician or other medical professional before, during or after childbirth. Obstetrical mistakes occur for countless reasons but may include failure to:
Sadly, obstetrical mistakes often have devastating consequences. Some obstetrical mistakes result in birth injury to the baby, including brain damage, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, and even death. In some cases, an obstetrical mistake can lead to maternal death, or death from childbirth.
What Are My Legal Rights?
Obstetricians and other healthcare professionals have a legal obligation to provide mothers and their babies with the highest level of care possible, especially since the time surrounding childbirth makes them so vulnerable. When doctors, nurses, and other medical staff fail to provide adequate care – whether intentionally or not – they can be held legally responsible.
Victims of medical malpractice have the right to pursue a legal claim against responsible parties and may be eligible to recover damages including medical costs, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and more.
Contact an Attorney Near You
If you have been the victim of an obstetrical mistake, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses and suffering. Please contact us today for a free consultation with a caring and qualified medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your claim and help you seek the justice you deserve.
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