Malpractice in gynecology can have devastating effects on a woman, both physically and emotionally. Gynecological harm and negligence can cause long-term effects, affecting a woman’s overall health, social life, and work life. If you or a family member have been impacted by gynecological medical malpractice, read the information below and contact Mortaitakis & Kushel today.
Common Gynecological Injuries
Poor gynecological care can cause significant physical injuries and negative consequences including:
- Unplanned pregnancy
- Harm to fetus
- Inability to get pregnant
- Adverse side effects to medications or treatments
- Uterine prolapse
- Hormonal imbalances
- Misdiagnosed or undiagnosed cancer or illness
Common Gynecological Malpractice Errors
Gynecological malpractice errors can be caused by negligence or carelessness. Some of the most common errors include:
- Failure to diagnose breast, ovarian, or cervical cancer
- Failure to diagnose ectopic pregnancy, preeclampsia, pregnancy complications, or fetal health issues prior to birth
- Failed tubal ligation
- Unplanned pregnancy due to failed contraception
- Injuries from dilation & curettage (D&C), abortion, biopsy, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, or other surgical procedures
- Misread tests
- Adverse side effects from treatments or medication
- Damage to the uterine or urinal system
Proving Gynecological Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a serious offense and can cause a physician or health care professional to lose their license to practice and give care. That’s why it’s vital, if you or a loved one has experienced medical malpractice, to have ample evidence. In order to prove medical malpractice, you must show evidence of the following:
Injury to the Patient
You must start by proving that there was injury inflicted on the patient. This can be physical injury, but it can also be pain and suffering, losses due to misdiagnosis, higher risk of future complications, and even unnecessary medical expenses (from unnecessary testing or misdiagnosis).
Physician or Health Care Professional Negligence or Carelessness
The second thing you need to prove is that the injury was caused due to error or negligence on the part of the health care professional. If an injury occurred, it must be proved that the doctor acted outside of the standard or recommended treatment, which caused the harm, or that the physician didn’t do what is standard practice, showing negligence.
If a physician or health care professional acts within regular standard of practice, but still causes harm or is unable to prevent injury, this may not be considered malpractice. If it can be proven, however, that the physician should have acted in a more responsible manner to prevent harm or injury, this may be malpractice.
Gynecological Medical Malpractice Compensation with Moraitakis & Kushel
If medical malpractice has affected your life or the life of a family member, contact the lawyers at Moraitakis & Kushel today. Our attorneys have extensive experience with medical malpractice cases, successfully helping clients receive millions of dollars in compensation for their losses. Call us today at 800-688-2357 for a free consultation.