Helping You Recover for OB-GYN Errors in New Jersey
Our lawyer-doctor represents women injured by negligent obstetricians and gynecologists
Since 1976, Seigel Law has represented women who have received substandard gynecological and obstetrical care in our communities of Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton. We handle medical malpractice cases against all parties who commit serious errors that harm a woman’s health — including obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, lab technicians, women’s clinics and hospitals.
We provide compassionate representation if you were harmed by a birth injury, misdiagnosis of cancer, infection or other condition because of the mistakes made by ob-gyn professionals or facilities. Our lawyers recognize that many of these problems could be avoided if doctors listen to their patients and treat them with respect. At our firm, you can expect to always have your questions thoughtfully answered and your concerns taken seriously by our dedicated attorneys and staff.
Common mistakes made by obstetricians
The American Medical Association’s publication American Medical News released data from a 2011 study that analyzed the claims of more than 800 obstetrician medical liability lawsuits taken from a database of 120,000 claims. The authors made the following conclusions about the top complaints against obstetricians:
- Clinical judgment error was cited in 77 percent of the cases.
- Miscommunication was cited in 36 percent of the cases.
- Technical error was cited in 26 percent of the cases.
- Inadequate documentation was regularly mentioned.
- Administrative failures were regularly mentioned.
- Ineffective supervision was regularly mentioned.
In addition, the authors found that the most common allegations were that the obstetrician:
- Delayed treatment of fetal distress
- Improperly executed vaginal delivery
- Improperly managed the pregnancy
Permanent injuries resulting from serious OB-GYN mistakes
The damages you incurred because of an ob-gyn error can last a lifetime and can severely interfere with your health and quality of life. Our team helps you recover the compensation you deserve for such devastating issues as:
- Inability to bear children
- Psychological trauma
- Puncture wounds that can result in coma or death
- Uterine rupture
- Fourth-degree vaginal tear
- Infection and sepsis
- Spread of undiagnosed cancer
- Undiagnosed gestational diabetes
- Undiagnosed preeclampsia
- Pain and discomfort
Consult with a caring medical malpractice attorney about the mistakes your obstetrician made
Seigel Law is committed to helping women who suffered injuries because of obstetric mistakes. Call our law firm at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with our New Jersey lawyer-doctor. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our Ridgewood office, our attorneys visit you in your home or at the hospital. Through our contingency arrangement, you do not owe us attorney fees unless we recover damages in your case.