For women in Ohio and across the United States, seeing an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN) can be an annual or even regular occurrence. As such, there is often an expectation that the doctor they are seeing is trained and knows what they’re doing. Unfortunately, not all OB-GYNs practice to the same high level of standards we come to expect, which leaves some women in the hands of negligent doctors. At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, we represent mothers and nonmothers alike who have suffered serious injuries because of an OB-GYN’s negligence. Our extensive experience handling a wide variety of medical malpractice cases gives us the insight our female clients need to seek full and fair compensation for any missteps that led to injuries, infertility, serious health complications or wrongful death.
OB-GYN And Prenatal Care Negligence Can Come In Many Forms
Whether a woman is seeking prenatal care prior to giving birth or she is simply getting routine care, there are a number of negligent or reckless actions her doctor can perform that fall below the accepted minimum standards of care. Such forms of negligence can include but are not limited to:
- Failure to provide regular or annual preventative care
- Failure to diagnose cervical cancer or other types of cancer
- Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes
- Failure to diagnose preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications
- Failure to monitor mother and child during routine prenatal care visits
- Suggesting a C-section unnecessarily
- Failure to suggest a C-section to avoid delivery complications or fetal death
Even Simple Mistakes Can Be Costly
Severe complications can arise if OB-GYNs aren’t attentive or fail to deliver the highest level of care to their pregnant and nonpregnant patients alike.
A cancer misdiagnosis, for instance, could easily lead to an unnecessary hysterectomy that could leave a woman unable to have children. Worse still, failing to carefully monitor a mother and child throughout a pregnancy could lead to fetal death or catastrophic birth injuries.
We Will Help You Recover What You Need And Deserve
At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, our attorneys have over 200 years of combined experience holding hospitals, obstetricians, gynecologists and other women’s health care specialists accountable for medical mistakes that result in injuries or death.
In addition to our legal experience, we have an active registered nurse on site as well as nurse attorneys who use their experience to provide valuable insight so we can seek the maximum amount of compensation from all negligent parties.
Call Now To Schedule A Consultation
From the start of your initial consultation to a settlement offer, you can rest assured you’re in good hands at Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas. We encourage you to reach out to us and see what makes us a trusted source for legal counsel in Canton and surrounding areas. Contact our office by calling 330-754-1888, or send us an email to set up an appointment with our experienced attorneys.