An obstetrician-gynecologist (abbreviated OBGYN) is a doctor whose specialty is women’s health. Women experience a host of different biological and physiological functions such as menstruation, childbirth, and menopause. OB-GYNs provide care for all of this and more. Most obstetricians and gynecologists, about 63% according to the AMA, are sued for malpractice at some point during their careers. Almost 45% are sued a 2nd time for negligence. If you, or your child, have been injured due to the actions of an OBGYN contact our birth injury attorney now. Maryland OBGYN Negligence Attorney Susan R. Green offers free case evals and charges no fees if she is unable to obtain compensation for you.
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What’s An OB-GYN?
As OB-GYN’s, specialize in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth they offer a wide range of general health services similar to your primary care doctor. Others focus on the medical care of the female reproductive system. OB-GYNs also provide routine medical services and preventive screenings. This type of doctor has studied obstetrics and gynecology. The term “OB-GYN” can refer to the doctor, an obstetrician-gynecologist, or to the sciences that the doctor specializes in, which are obstetrics and gynecology.
Gynecology is an area of medicine focused solely on the female body and female reproductive health. It includes the diagnosis, treatment, and care of women’s reproductive system such as the:
- fallopian tubes
A gynecologist also screens for and treating issues associated with women’s breasts. The most common is breast cancer. It is wise for women to begin getting regular OB-GYN exams, such as Pap Smears, at the start of puberty and continue through adulthood. It represents most of the reproductive care you’ll receive during your lifetime. If you become pregnant, you’ll need to go to an obstetrician.
What Does An Obstetrician Do?
Obstetrics is a field of medicine related to childbirth. It can involve medical and surgical care before, during, and after a woman gives birth. In addition obstetrics focuses on a woman’s overall health during maternity. This can include:
- the postpartum period
OB-GYNs can conduct office visits, perform surgery, and assist with labor and delivery. Some OB-GYNs provide services through a solo or private practice. Others do so as part of a larger medical group or hospital such as Johns Hopkins or the University of Maryland Medical Centers.
Examples Of OBGYN Negligence
There are a number of ways an OB-GYN can commit medical negligence or malpractice. Some of them are:
Birth injury lawsuits such as Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Klumke’s Palsy, forceps injury and cranial nerve trauma
Diagnostic errors including delayer diagnosis and inaccurate diagnosis
Medication errors including drug allergies, dosage mistakes, incorrect route of administration, etc.
Misdiagnosis of birth defects, genetic disorders, gestational diabetes, etc.
Surgical errors during delivery including not performing a timely C-Section, performing unnecessary surgery, etc.
Wrongful death due to labor, delivery and or childbirth
How Our Annapolis OB-GYN Injury Attorneys Can Help
No matter how you, or your baby, were injured you have rights and they need to be protected. Please contact our Towson medical malpractice lawyers. All case evals are free of charge and no fees are due if they are unable to obtain compensation for you.