Malpractice Lawsuits Against OB/Gyns
There is a trend among malpractice lawsuits. The numbers show that many times when dealing with a malpractice suit you have a high chance of it being against an OB/GYN, which seems rather interesting considering how many different types of doctors and the numbers of procedures that are done each day. However, when it comes to being an OB/Gyn, 100% of your cases are going to lead to the life-changing procedure. A baby is being born, and when they make mistakes, it usually comes with life-altering consequences.
The Numbers Involved In These Lawsuits May Surprise You.
If an OB/GYN has been involved in a lawsuit, 62% of them (that’s over half!) will be engaged between 2-5 different trials in their career. These suits will have a variety of reasons of coming to court, but the top three in order are complications from treatment/surgery, poor outcome/disease progression, and failure to treat/delayed treatment.
Each Lawsuit Can Have A Profound Effect On All Parties.
For the doctors, most of them will spend over 50 hours preparing for their case. A quarter of them will spend 22 hours + actually in the courtroom. All of these are hours away from their practice. Which is why it makes sense that a majority of these cases are settled before they ever get to court. Because if they do go to court, they can last as long as three to five years.
With these facts in mind, 31% of OB/Gyn’s say that malpractice is always on their mind. It is part of their daily job to think through the implications of the care that they are providing. But when it comes to giving birth, there is always a possibility of things not going as planned. If you feel that you or someone you know has suffered from medical malpractice by an OB/Gyn, please feel free to contact us. This blog is full of numbers based upon what a doctor goes through in their practice, but nothing can compare to the pain and suffering that a person experiences in these cases. We have years of experience helping people receive the help that they need. All of our initial consultations are free of charge and obligation.
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