Obstetrical/gynecological cases are among the most sophisticated in a panoply of medical liability claims. Some injuries to a fetus occur intrauterine and others occur at a time of delivery or even immediately after delivery. Gynecological cases require special sensitivity. Women's health issues are often very different than those encountered by males.
As an example, our office has handled and is currently handling a variety of obstetrical cases addressing the failure properly to resuscitate infants at birth. Many children are born with breathing or other difficulties. Modern techniques for intubation and resuscitation can save lives. Unfortunately many hospitals do not use the proper standard of care and these very at risk babies may die or suffer serious consequences. We recently resolved a very major obstetrical case involving the failure of medical care providers to respond to the signs and symptoms of fetal distress. As a result of this, the parents suffered a very devastating loss of their infant. In many of these cases we are able to acquire for our clients not only significant financial remuneration but also changes in the way that fetal maternal medicine may be practiced and even changes in the health care delivery system.
In the gynecological area, we handle cases involving everything from breast and cervical cancer diagnosis cases to negligent injuries during surgeries such as hysterectomies. Women's health care is often neglected and we make a very special effort to explain the facts and circumstances to our clients so they may fully appreciate what the legal system has to offer.