OBGYN Negligence

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A visit to the OBGYN is considered a routine appointment for all women, however, as with all physicians it is important to remember that you are entrusting your health with your doctor. Due to the variety of different procedures preformed by a gynecologist, there are a growing number of problems that can arise from OBGYN neglect. The pain and suffering is a personal obstacle, whereas the emotional and mental ripple effects can not only affect you, but your family as well. Read the long list below, and if you believe that you have been a victim of negligence, legal action may be in your future.

Contraception is one area of concern if implemented incorrectly. A few potential dangers include perforation of the uterus by an IUD (a form of contraception that is inserted into the uterus). If the physician who is inserting the IUD is not careful, it can easily perforate the uterine wall. This perforation may even go further into the abdominal cavity. Thrombosis is another possible risk when taking contraception. Thrombosis is when a blood clot is formed inside the blood vessel, which can result in Venus Thrombosis. When a blood clot breaks off from the artery it was attached to and travels through the veins and into either the heart or lungs. This condition can, if not recognized or treated quickly, result in death. If a blood vessel travels through the heart and into the brain it can cause a stroke, which can cause paralysis or death. In addition, the failure to prevent pregnancies, and the many side effects that go hand in hand with contraception.

If surgery for a gynecological problem is necessary, there are a host of risks that can ensue from a careless physician including infection, injury to internal organs, hemorrhaging, or damage to the uterus that is so severe that an emergency hysterectomy may be needed. This, of course, will end any chance of conceiving, which can be a devastating outcome to any patient.

A number of problems can ensue from OBGYN care when pregnancy occurs. Physicians are responsible for not only the mother's care but for the baby as well. A failure to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy early enough can result in the rupture of the fallopian tube. This rupture can cause internal bleeding and can lead to shock and in some cases, death.

Most birth injuries happen when the baby is traveling through the birth canal. Small birth canals or large babies may cause the infant to become lodged within the canal. Doctors may use forceps or a vacuum extractor to help assist with labor. The potential loss of oxygen and the use of strong force can result in brain damage that may lead to conditions such as cerebral palsy. If the baby is stuck in the uterus another way, such as having their shoulder lodged behind the pelvic bone, the doctor may have to use extreme force in order to get the baby out. It is during these difficult deliveries that nerve damage, brain damage, paralysis, or even fetal death can occur.

If you fear that you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you need contact an attorney immediately to discuss your rights. Injuries suffered due to the negligence of your OBGYN can result in lost wages, pain and suffering, medical costs, and much more. You should have to pay emotionally, physically, mentally, as well as financially. Find a medical malpractice lawyer with a winning record to fight on your behalf. Let the lawyers work for you to win the damages that you deserve. Save future patients from suffering the same pain that you have, and take action right away.


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