Damage and medical errors in gynecology and obstetrics
The main medical errors in gynecology and obstetrics concern childbirth injuries that include a large series of accidents that can occur during labor or delivery.
Both the newborn and the mother may suffer damage as a result of complications which, if not treated quickly and appropriately, may give rise to a malpractice case.
Gynecologists and obstetricians' medical responsibility can be traced back to some main cases ranging from damage to the mother during childbirth to errors in the execution of specific diagnoses or therapies.
On the other hand, damage to the unborn child includes the loss of the fetus for abortion after amniocentesis or C.V.S test, injuries because of the use of the suction cup or forceps, damage for shoulder dystocia or other postpartum complications.
The chronicle also reports cases of incautious exchanges of newborns, the last of which occurred in October 2017 at a clinic in Avellino and, fortunately, resolved with the return of the "right" daughter to their respective mothers. (Source: Il Mattino)
Medical error and malpractice in gynecology and obstetrics
Damage to the mother or to the unborn child during delivery.
Shoulder dystocia and other delivery complications.
Treatment for infertility with a wrong therapy.
Liability for omitted or incorrect prenatal diagnosis.
Diagnosis of tumors
Failure to diagnose tumors of the female genital system.
Prescription of medical treatments without adequate controls.
Loss of the fetus
Loss of the fetus after amniocentesis or C.V.S. test.
Sucker and forceps
Injury to the newborn for the use of a suction cup or forceps.
Incorrect or unauthorized ligation or resection of the tubes.
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