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Obstetrical/Midwife Malpractice Attorneys in Erie, PA

If you or your child was injured as a result of failure to diagnose or properly manage a pregnancy complication, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, long-term care costs, and other harms.

Obstetrics is the surgical specialty involved in dealing with the care of women and their children during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period immediately after birth. Midwifery is the non-surgical equivalent.

Advances in technology and medicine have decreased the risks of pregnancy substantially. Still, the process can be a dangerous one for mother and child, particularly when maternal conditions such as gestational diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, renal disease, or blood clotting abnormalities are involved. These conditions require timely diagnosis and ongoing management.

Obstetrical malpractice (or midwife malpractice) is the failure to diagnose such a maternal condition or the failure to properly manage a diagnosed condition. Failures in diagnosis or management of complicating maternal conditions can result in severe birth injuries for the child or mother or both.

You may have questions about your legal rights if you or your child has been injured as a result of complications from:

  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • Toxemia
  • Vaginal breech delivery
  • Preeclampsia and eclampsia
  • HELLP Syndrome
  • Caesarian (“C-section”) complications
  • Uterine ruptures
  • Postpartum hemorrhage

Other types of obstetric malpractice include the prescription of dangerous drugs during pregnancy that cause birth defects; failure to identify fetal distress; trauma to the baby resulting in Erb’s palsy or cerebral palsy; and failure to closely monitor the baby during and shortly after a traumatic birth for conditions including birth asphyxia.

Talk to a Knowledgeable Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

Call the Erie medical malpractice lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. to discuss your obstetrics complications or birth injury case. We offer a free consultation and, if we decide to investigate your case, we’ll advance the costs and recover fees and costs out of any settlement or jury verdict.

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Mr. George and his entire office staff were very kind and helping me through my first ever experience with the law. He was able to get me exactly what he said he would in the outcome of my trial. The entire staff was very informative and kept me up to date on everything. Very pleased with my experience and would most definately recommend him to others.

Allison, July 8, 2017