Obstetrical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Charleston Families Injured by Obstetricians or other Medical Professionals in Charleston

Protecting the rights of families when South Carolina OB/GYNs make mistakes that lead to injuries

Obstetrical malpractice occurs when medical mistakes are made by the doctors and other medical professionals who attend to the health care needs of pregnant women. When a woman is pregnant, she often invests a lot of time searching for the right doctor to deliver her child when the time comes. Some women are very thoughtful about designing the kind of experience they want to have when they are giving birth. Whether a woman wants the best pain-blocking drugs available to her, or a completely natural childbirth with no drugs and limited, medical intervention, a woman places a lot of trust in her OB/ GYN (Obstetrician/ Gynecologist) to monitor her and her baby throughout the pregnancy and the labor and delivery process.

At McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, we understand how incredibly devastating it can be when an OB/ GYN makes a significant medical error that causes injury to the mother and possibly even to the child. Our Charleston obstetrical malpractice attorneys have experience in helping the women throughout South Carolina by protecting their right to pursue compensation for their injuries and losses.

Examples of obstetrical malpractice

Medical malpractice is medical negligence on the part of a doctor or other medical professional that causes injury or harm to the patient. Some examples of preventable medical errors during the prenatal period and leading up to labor and delivery can include:

  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Miscommunication
  • Poor management of the pregnancy
  • Failure to administer appropriate diagnostic test
  • Failure to monitor for fetal distress
  • Error in reading ultrasound
  • Failure to perform timely Cesarean section
  • Medication errors

Injuries to the mother and the fetus from obstetrical malpractice

An obstetrician is responsible for monitoring the health of the mother and her fetus while she is pregnant, and to supervise labor and childbirth. When an OB/ GYN makes a mistake there is potential for injuries such as:

  • Macrosomia
  • Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • Uterine rupture
  • Placental abruption
  • Infection
  • Brain damage in the fetus
  • Stillbirth

If your dream birth experience was shattered by preventable medical errors that caused injury to you or your newborn, you may want to consult with a compassionate Charleston obstetrical malpractice attorney today to discuss your case. We know how to read medical charts and we have years of experience working with medical experts in prenatal care, labor & delivery and birth injuries. We know how to investigate the circumstances, discover who is at fault and bring the responsible party to justice.

Medical malpractice is a complicated area of the law and it can present a challenge to litigate these cases. We are happy to sit down and discuss your case without you feeling any obligation to hire us until you feel perfectly comfortable about our ability to get the results you are looking for. We never charge our clients attorney fees unless we can win compensation on their behalf, so you have nothing to lose by taking a chance and working with our skilled team of medical malpractice attorneys.

Work with skilled Charleston obstetrical malpractice attorneys today

McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, provides experienced legal representation for clients in South Carolina obstetrical malpractice injury cases. Clients turn to us because we come recommended by countless satisfied clients who can speak to our ability to fight for your right to compensation and to prevail despite the odds against us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Charleston OB/GYN negligence lawyers, call 888-302-7546 or use our contact form. We proudly serve clients throughout South Carolina.