malpractice events that occur during pregnancy and/or delivery | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

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