Obstetrical Malpractice Lawyer Pittsburgh, PA
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Helps Victims of Obstetrical Negligence Get Compensated in Allegheny County, Erie County, and Across Western Pennsylvania
Parents are often justifiably concerned about the health of their newborns. Conditions that are misdiagnosed or left undiagnosed can seriously impact the safety of a baby during and after delivery. In some cases, obstetrical malpractice during the actual delivery process can lead to lifelong deficiencies that negatively affect both the parents and the baby. Oftentimes, parents may feel overwhelmed in the wake of a birth injury — whether due to obstetrical negligence or something else — as they are simply trying to process the new challenges that they must face due to their child’s injuries. Though the prospect of litigation may seem distant and a relatively low priority, it’s important not to discount the possibility. After all, bringing a medical malpractice claim can give you access to the financial resources necessary to care for your child in the wake of a serious birth injury caused by obstetrical malpractice.
The vast majority of physicians, including obstetricians, do not intend to cause harm — but medical mistakes do happen for a variety of reasons. In most cases, the obstetrician simply acted in a manner that was not up to standard. For example, the obstetrician may have misdiagnosed a genetic condition that later leads to a uterine rupture during delivery and hypoxia-related injuries to the baby.
If you or your baby have been injured due to the obstetrical malpractice of a treating healthcare professional in Pittsburgh, Erie, Greensburg, New Castle, Washington, or anywhere else in Western Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact our firm today for further guidance on how best to approach your lawsuit. Here at Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys can assist you with obtaining the compensation you deserve for your child’s birth injuries. Consultation is free and confidential.
Diagnostic Malpractice Cases in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Malpractice in the diagnostic context may include the following:
- Delayed diagnosis.
- Failure to perform necessary tests.
- Failure to follow up on testing.
- Failure to request second or third opinions in cases where results are ambiguous or require specialized training to assess.
- Failure to identify issues when evaluating medical records.
- Failure to request medical records and information relating to family medical history.
- Failure to monitor mother during pregnancy.
- Failure to provide genetic counseling.
- Lab errors.
- And more.
Many birth defects and birth injuries can be avoided, or the risks otherwise minimized, if they are diagnosed early (so that they can be treated preventatively). For example, if your physician performs the necessary diagnostic imaging tests and discovers that you have substantial uterine scarring, then that will likely impact your delivery and help to prevent rupture and subsequent damage to the baby, or damage directly to you.
Obstetrician Malpractice During Labor and Delivery at Erie Hospitals
Obstetrical malpractice during labor and delivery can directly cause injuries to the baby and the mother. This type of obstetrician malpractice may include:
- Surgical errors.
- Failure to properly sanitize equipment.
- Failure to provide the option of alternative, safer procedures.
- And more.
During delivery, an obstetrician may work clumsily with their tools (despite their training) and cause damage to the baby’s tissues. If these mistakes constitute negligence (i.e., they violate the applicable standard of care), then you could be entitled to damages pursuant to a Pennsylvania medical malpractice claim.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Pittsburgh Obstetrical Malpractice Attorney at Berger & Lagnese Today
Here at Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our Pittsburgh obstetrical malpractice attorneys each have nearly three decades of experience representing injured claimants in a wide range of PA medical malpractice disputes, including those that involve serious obstetrical malpractice and birth injuries — whether to the baby, the mother, or both. We are sensitive to the needs of our clients, and we strongly believe that effective litigation requires personalized legal representation. We collaborate with clients throughout the litigation process to ensure that their needs and concerns are addressed at every stage.
If you would like to speak with a qualified Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer, call our firm at (412) 471-4300 or submit an online claim form through our website to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We will evaluate your claims and work with you to develop an effective strategic plan for securing compensation in your PA obstetrical malpractice case.