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What Are the Top Forms of Gynecological Malpractice?

Women who seek treatment for obstetrics, gynecological issues, and other female-related medical procedures trust that their doctors are providing them with the best possible care. Not only are gynecological procedures complicated, but they also hold a certain level of vulnerability for the women who receive this care. Here’s what you should know.

How Does Female Medical Malpractice Occur?

Many studies have revealed that medical malpractice, in general, is the leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Although an incredibly alarming statistic, women who are proactive in their healthcare can help decrease their chances of being a victim to a medical mistake.

Here are some common ways that women may be subjected to medical malpractice:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to complete a proper Pap test
  • Failed tubal ligations
  • Surgical errors
  • Errors in childbirth delivery
  • Prescription medication errors

Common Medical Malpractice Cases Among Women

Being misdiagnosed can have severe consequences, from not having the right medications and therapies to even worse — death. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases that women face are:

Cancer Misdiagnosis

Common ways a cancer misdiagnosis can happen are:

  • Failure to complete a thorough physical exam
  • Failure to take proper detailed notes of the patient’s history
  • Failure to follow up with the patient after exams
  • Failure to recognize early warning signs and symptoms of cancer
  • Improperly interpreting lab tests
  • Failure to refer patients to appropriate specialists
  • Lack of communication between doctor and medical facilities

Birth injuries

Common ways birth injury occurs may include:

  • Not correctly assessing the size of the fetus
  • Improper due date assessment resulting in pre or post-mature delivery
  • Not recognizing medical infections or problems with the mother
  • Not identifying medical infections or problems with the fetus
  • Rh factor incompatibility
  • Improper medications during pregnancy
  • Lack of proper fetal monitoring in detecting fetal distress
  • Not performing a timely c-section
  • Failing to use delivery instruments properly
  • Not recognizing the need to give newborn oxygen for hypoxia

Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Complications

From mesh poking through vaginal skin to pelvic pain, the FDA has ordered manufacturers to stop selling surgical mesh products due to the adverse effects that occurred after they were surgically implanted. If you are experiencing complications post-transvaginal mesh surgery, an experienced med mal attorney can advise you of your case options.

Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Medical malpractice cases are complicated and anyone who has suffered an injury from a doctor’s negligence can find the entire ordeal to be emotionally taxing. You’ve had enough to endure. Having an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome and the compensation that you justly deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered complications due to negligent health care, we can help. Contact The Sekou Clarke Law Group today at (407) 269-8774 for more information on how we can assist you with getting the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

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