Doctor Malpractice

Medical Information Provided By: Dr. Krista Kurtyan, M.D.
Legal Information Provided By: Hartley Hampton, J.D. and Christopher King, J.D.

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Pregnant women entrust their health and the health of their baby to obstetricians, midwives, and other professionals specially trained in prenatal care. It is the responsibility of these medical professionals to monitor the development of the fetus and to take all safety precautions to make sure the baby is delivered appropriately. However, if these doctors or medical staff members fail to perform their necessary duties or make a preventable mistake, the mother or child can sustain lasting injuries.

Obstetrical malpractice occurs when a medical professional is negligent or careless when treating a pregnant women and her baby. This form of malpractice can occur any time from the first trimester to the labor and delivery. The following can be held accountable for obstetric malpractice:

  • Obstetricians
  • Certified midwives
  • Perinatologists
  • Family practitioners
  • Labor and delivery nurses

If you or your baby was injured because of your doctor or hospital staff’s failure to act or negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for the injuries or pain. At Hampton & King, we understand how debilitating injuries sustained during labor can be. Both mother and child are highly vulnerable during this time, and should be treated with the utmost care, and should have every precaution to prevent higher risks. Allow our obstetrical malpractice attorneys help you file a case against your medical providers.

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Forms and Causes for Obstetrical Malpractice

Obstetrical malpractice occurs when a designated medical provider willingly causes harm or fails to follow rules and regulations that protect mother and child.

Common forms of obstetrical malpractice includes:

  • Errors during a C-Section
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Not monitoring vital signs of mother and baby during labor
  • A delay in taking action for medical emergencies
  • Error in reading health charts
  • Not learning about patient’s previous history
  • Error in medication prescription

These mistakes can lead to extensive injuries and even death. The fetus is very fragile during labor. It needs to be carefully monitored. Some causes for these errors include:

  • Poor management of pregnancy
  • Errors in judgement
  • Miscommunication
  • Delay in recognizing and treating fetal distress

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If you or your child sustained injuries because of negligence or inaction, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against your doctor or hospital. At Hampton & King, we get to know our clients and their history. We want to know who you are as people; we make your pain our pain. Allow us to utilize our 60 years of experience to back your case. Call today at (713) 489-0993 or fill out an online form for a free consultation. You don’t pay unless we win!

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