Were You the Victim of a Negligent Episiotomy?
An episiotomy is a surgical incision made to enlarge the birth canal during vaginal delivery. When a doctor fails to exercise the standard of care in making the decision to perform an episiotomy, or during the procedure, the physician and the hospital can be sued for medical malpractice.
Nagel Rice, LLP, obtained $1 Million in a medical malpractice action involving a negligently performed episiotomy. Click here to review more medical malpractice verdicts and settlements.
Contact our New Jersey lawyers to pursue compensation if you were injured during childbirth. Call 973-618-0400 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. We will aggressively work to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering.
Unnecessary or Negligently Performed Episiotomy
A physician will typically decide to perform an episiotomy to prevent tearing during birth. However, in many cases, physicians have performed unnecessary episiotomies resulting in longer recoveries and pain for the mothers. Additionally, an improperly performed episiotomy can cause lasting pain, bleeding and other complications.
If the baby is not found to be too large for the birth canal, there usually no need for an episiotomy. Episiotomies have not been found to prevent shoulder injuries, such as brachial plexus injuries, to the baby.
We try cases, and we produce results. Call Nagel Rice at 973-618-0400 or send us an e-mail. Our New Jersey episiotomy injury attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, including Essex, Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex Counties; we have offices in Roseland and New York City.