Gynecological Malpractice Victims Deserve Aggressive Representation from Experienced Lawyers
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Gynecological care is essential for the health and wellbeing of women throughout their lives. Improper care, diagnosis, and treatment can have life-altering physical and psychological consequences. Women trust their gynecologists to take an extra measure of concern and confidentiality and to respect their privacy. Gynecologists are expected to exercise a reasonable standard of care and sensitivity when treating patients. If your physician failed to do this, the medical malpractice lawyers at Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A. have the knowledge and experience to successfully fight for the compensation you deserve.
What is gynecological malpractice?
Gynecological care specializes in the female reproductive system. This includes general reproductive health. Gynecologists are responsible for diagnosing problems in a reasonable amount of time and providing the most appropriate manner of treatment. In addition, the reproductive and sexual health needs of women change throughout the various stages of life, so gynecologists must take a woman’s age into account in order to provide appropriate care. Some common gynecological malpractice errors include:
- Failure to timely diagnose breast, uterine, ovarian or cervical cancers
- Wrongly administered hormone therapy treatments
- Errors during surgical procedures, such as hysterectomy, cyst removal, or tubal ligation
- Complications from abortion procedures
- Hemorrhage, bowel and/or bladder perforation or injury
- Contraception complications
Possible consequences of gynecological malpractice include:
- Metastasis of cancer
- Damage to the urinary system, resulting in long-term incontinence
- Infertility and sterility
- Damage to the reproductive system
- Psychological and sexual dysfunctions
Women deserve compensation when a physician violates their trust.
In addition to the specific surgical and treatment errors listed above, due to the nature of gynecological exams and procedures, sometimes women become victims of personal privacy violations and sexual assault by their physician. This is also gynecological malpractice as in this well-known gynecological malpractice suit we successfully settled with Johns Hopkins Hospital due to their gynecologist’s photographing patients without their knowledge or consent during gynecological exams.
Gynecological malpractice can negatively affect a woman’s personal relationships, professional goals, and feelings of self-worth. When these tragic incidents occur, count on an experienced, sensitive medical malpractice attorneys to secure adequate compensation for these costs. Fill out this form for a free confidential consultation or contact our office at 410-234-1000.
Trustworthy representation by skilled medical malpractice attorneys
Gynecological malpractice can have serious, long-term consequences for injured women. Misdiagnosis allows serious ailments to go untreated, sometimes for significant periods of time. In the most serious of cases, this delay can lead to the patient’s death. Incorrect treatment decisions often cause additional pain and suffering for the patient, while exacerbating the underlying condition. Death can result from the most serious gynecological errors; other mistakes can lead to conditions that require years of medical care and expensive treatments.
Put 30 years of medical malpractice experience to work in your case in Maryland and Washington D.C.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to gynecological malpractice, contact the law firm with 30 years of experience that represent the residents of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and clients across the nation. The attorneys of Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A. have the necessary knowledge and skill to successfully advocate for the compensation you deserve. Contact the office at 410-234-1000 for a confidential consultation.