Our Michigan OB/GYN malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle lawsuits against OB/GYN’s. OB/GYN is an acronym for Obstetrician (OB) and Gynecologist (GYN). An OB/GYN is a practitioner who specializes in both fields. Specifically, they focus in the areas of prenatal care, pregnancy and childbirth, and health and disorders of the reproductive systems. An OB/GYN also administers Pap smears tests and tests to detect cancer, sexually transmitted diseases or urinary tract diseases when necessary.
It is important for a woman to regularly see an OB/GYN for checkups as well as when she is expecting a newborn child. However, mistakes made by the OB/GYN can be detrimental and cause serious injuries to a woman’s life and well as the lives of her unborn children. Mistakes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer, as well as failure to properly manage pregnancy, labor and delivery can cause serious injuries and even birth injuries to the newborn child. In these situations, the injured patient and/or her child may have an OB/GYN malpractice lawsuit.
Common Causes of OB/GYN Malpractice
Common causes of OB/GYN malpractice lawsuits include injuries caused by the OB/GYN during patient treatment and the delivery of a child include the failure to:
- Diagnose and treat gestational diabetes
- Diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia
- Diagnose and treat an ectopic pregnancy
- Diagnose and treat a high-risk pregnancy
- Diagnose to provide proper prenatal care
- Diagnose and treat interuterine growth retardation
- Diagnose and treat decreased fetal movement
- Diagnose and treat oligohydramnios or low amniotic fluid levels
- Diagnose and treat a breech pregnancy
- Properly perform a vaginal delivery
- Properly perform a forceps assisted delivery
- Properly perform a vacuum extractor assisted delivery
- Properly perform a cesarean section
- Properly perform a VBAC
- Properly recognize fetal distress on the fetal heart monitor
- Diagnose and handle a fetal interuterine stroke
- Deliver the baby in a timely manner
- Diagnose cord compression
- Diagnose group B strep during pregnancy
- Determine Rh status and/or blood compatibility during pregnancy
- Remove the placenta and/or products of conception
- Properly perform a pap smear
- Properly perform a D & C (dilation and curettage)
- Properly perform a breast examination
- Diagnose and treat endometriosis
- Perform a radical hysterectomy
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan OB/GYN Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact a Michigan OB/GYN Malpractice Lawyer
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice against OB/GYN’s. Patients injured or harmed during medical mistakes by an Obstetrician (OB) and Gynecologist (GYN) should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.