Almost half the counties in the United States don’t have a practicing OB/GYN. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) predicts there will be a shortage of nearly 9,000 by 2020. Because obstetrics is a such specialized practice, it’s vital that women receive expert care and treatment no matter where they live.
Obstetric malpractice occurs when a doctor or healthcare provider:
- Fails to properly conduct prenatal tests
- Fails to properly conduct labor
- Does not safely monitor a mother during pregnancy
- Performs a medical error during neonatal care
- Behaves negligently resulting in an injury to a patient
Obstetric malpractice can occur:
- In a clinic
- In an emergency room
- In a delivery ward
- Over the phone or via virtual correspondence
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