Last year, the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) reaffirmed its position on a paper that addresses patient safety. The paper states seven main objectives in patient safety for obstetricians and gynecologists across the country, including following safe medication practices, reducing the likelihood of surgical errors, and improving communication with all parties. However, the group also acknowledged that errors in providing care are a significant cause of injury and death. Gynecology mistakes can be particularly devastating for women, as they can sometimes result in loss of fertility and even death.
As with any branch of medicine, negative outcomes can occur under the most skilled and experienced care. However, there are times when a physician’s carelessness or negligence results in an avoidable and serious problem. In gynecology, some of the most common mistakes include:
As stated before, sometimes complications are unavoidable. With medicine, treatments and procedures do have limitations that both physician and patient must understand. Most doctors respect their relationships with patients enough to be honest and acknowledge when a mistake was made. However, there are times when a patient and her loved ones must be their own advocates. A skilled attorney can help victims obtain and examine their medical records, interview medical staff, find appropriate doctors to offer a second opinion, and determine if negligence occurred.
New York lawyer Gerry Oginski has been helping victims of medical malpractice for over 20 years. While victims often feel alone, Gerry has helped many women seek justice and compensation for the carelessness of a gynecologist. Even if you aren’t sure if your injury qualifies as medical malpractice, call Oginski Law today at 516.487-8207. Gerry can answer your questions and schedule a free, no-obligation to determine your legal options.
Many of these gynecologic errors are irreversible, and even those that can be fixed often cause further distress, pain, and financial strain. Victims do not have to bear these burdens alone. New York law allows victims to seek justice and pursue compensation for their injuries. Victims of gynecology errors may be able to obtain money for:
If you or someone you love has suffered due to a gynecology error or mistake, you may be entitled to pursue this compensation. Call the experienced lawyer at Oginski Law at 516.487-8207, or take a moment to fill out our online contact form for a prompt and personal response from Gerry. He can help you learn more about your rights and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.