Gynecological Malpractice

Gynecology is a medical specialty focusing on women’s health and more specifically the reproductive system. Most women see their gynecologists once a year for an exam and a pap smear. While we know that obstetricians are the subject of many lawsuits as a result of negligence during childbirth, gynecologists can also act in a negligent manner and fail to meet the standard of care when it comes to a woman’s health

Common Gynecological Errors

Gynecological malpractice can manifest in many different forms. Gynecologists are responsible for maintaining the reproductive health of the women they treat. They are responsible for properly diagnosing conditions and providing the appropriate treatment. Common gynecological errors include:

  • Misreading diagnostic tests
  • Failure to diagnose and treat uterine, cervical, or ovarian cancer
  • Failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer
  • Negligence in performing a hysterectomy or other procedure
  • Medication errors
  • Bladder or bowel perforation during a procedure
  • Injury, hemorrhage, or sterilization as the result of a surgical error

Common Injuries Resulting from Gynecological Malpractice.

Gynecological malpractice can be devastating and life-altering for women and their families. It can result in untreated cancers and errors that can impact a woman’s fertility and life. When gynecologists fail to meet the standard of care and a woman is injured, these doctors need to be held accountable. Common injuries that can result from gynecological malpractice include:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Infertility
  • Incontinence
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Damage to the reproductive system
  • Psychological and sexual dysfunctions

Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a gynecologist, it is important that you consult with an experienced and trusted attorney as soon as possible. At Bonina & Bonina, P.C., we have over 50 years of experience helping New Yorkers injured by medical malpractice. Contact us onlineor call us at 1-888-MEDLAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Se habla español.