The unfortunate victims of obstetrics negligence are babies. When OB/GYNs make a mistake before or during labor and delivery, the effects on the baby may last a lifetime.
The law office of Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates, represents families who are dealing with the aftermath of obstetrics negligence. To schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your injury case, contact a Boston OB/GYN malpractice attorney.
Worcester Birth Injury Lawyers
Common obstetrics negligence cases we handle include:
- Erb's Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Fetal distress
- Development delay
- Fetal death
As physicians, we will fully investigate the birth injury and its cause. We will work to determine if the treating physician was somehow negligent during the labor and delivery process. We may determine that the physician's actions or inexperience contributed to the injury. Other possible causes include:
- Failure to administer a timely C-section
- Errors in administering Picotin
- Negligent fetal monitoring
- Failure to prevent a precipitous labor
- Other acts of negligence
The financial cost of a birth injury caused by medical negligence can be overwhelming. The victim of a birth injury may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and more. Aside from the medical effects of the injury, the emotional toll of the injury can affect families for a lifetime. Our firm considers the multiple components of a birth injury, seeking compensation to cover a full range of damages.
Midwives and Family Practitioners
Many expectant mothers choose to consult a midwife instead of a physician during pregnancy. Others visit general family practitioners who do not specialize in obstetrics. Midwives and general practitioners have a responsibility to notify an obstetrician when a complication arises. Failure to do so could result in serious or fatal injuries to the mother or child.
To schedule a free consultation with an attorney and physician, contact a Boston OB/GYN malpractice attorney. Call 617-720-0176 or toll free 800-LAWYERS. The consultation is free; the representation invaluable. In most cases, we can determine on the spot if you or a loved one has experienced medical malpractice.