Gynecology Errors • Help When You Need It Most
Compassionate Washington, D.C. malpractice lawyers fighting against negligent health care for women
Gynecology involves many complexities of diagnosis and treatment. Apparent gynecological symptoms may actually point to ailments in adjacent organs. Certain treatments in younger patients carry the risk of sterility. Gynecologists have a solemn responsibility to meet a standard of care that includes careful diagnosis and treatment. And they need to thoroughly educate patients and involve them in decisions pertaining to potentially life-altering treatment.
Identifying mistakes can be as complex as the science of gynecological medicine. Women who believe medical negligence played a role in a devastating outcome need support from a law firm with extensive experience within this area of the law. The legal team at Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC has medical professionals on staff, an external network of medical specialists and a mission to fight for victims of medical malpractice.
Gynecological errors can be clinical or highly personal
Even trusted physicians can make mistakes over the course of long-term relationships with their patients. They cannot be expected to notice every possible condition or succeed with all treatments and procedures. However, they must exercise reasonable care to avoid injuries caused by negligent practices such as:
The practice of gynecological medicine also incorporates a highly personal aspect that doctors must consider when determining the correct treatment for patients. As explained in an article in the California State Journal of Medicine, doctors need to weigh the diagnosis against the prognosis for various treatments and make sure their patients clearly understand the potential outcome before consenting to a procedure.
For example, a doctor might believe that surgical removal of a benign growth ensures that it does not become malignant in the future, even if the procedure causes sterility. An uninformed patient who undergoes the procedure without knowing the risks may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim when she learns she can no longer have children.
Anyone with concerns needs knowledgeable legal advice
Doctors cannot always avoid negative medical outcomes, but they are responsible for a standard of care. Any person who believes medical complications could have been avoided with more responsible medical care should discuss his or her concerns with an experienced attorney. The award-winning lawyers at Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC are here to help.
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