What are some of the more common malpractice events that occur during pregnancy and/or delivery?

Although there are have been great improvements in pregnancy and delivery methods, there are still too many malpractice incidents that occur. Some of the more common include:

  • Brain or organ damage due to asphyxiation (oxygen deprivation)
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to identify a genetic or physical defect in the infant
  • Failure to identify umbilical cord complications
  • Failure to recognize an ectopic pregnancy
  • Improper use of forceps
  • Unsuccessful Cesarean section
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