When someone is injured in the United States because of someone else’s negligent, malicious or reckless act(s) the victim of this type of injury may be entitled to compensation for expenses that are the result of their injury, as well as for pain and suffering.

When a loved one tragically dies because of a personal injury caused by negligence, malice or recklessness, their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for expenses that are the result of the deceased’s injury or illness, as well as for their loss and suffering.

Many victims of gynecological malpractice are not aware of the many expenses that follow a gynecologist’s mistake. A gynecological malpractice victim should not have to suffer financial hardship in any way. Even if the victim has their own health insurance that covers most or some of their medical expenses, the victim’s health insurance company should not have to pay for a negligent doctor’s mistakes.

In addition to medical expenses, gynecological mistakes often cause expenses that the victim and their family should not have to bear the hardship of. As well, gynecological mistakes can cause problems that will not show up until later in the victim’s life. When this happens, a victim may not be able to seek compensation because their injury may have occurred outside of the statute of limitations for when the victim would be allowed to file a personal injury or medical malpractice claim.

Compensation for Gynecologist Malpractice

The following are some of the more common reasons that people seek compensation after suffering from a gynecologist’s mistake. Reasons for compensation often include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency care costs
  • Medical expenses, including doctor visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, treatments, therapies and medications
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of health benefits
  • Loss of retirement benefits
  • Loss of abilities
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

In the horrific event a much loved family member dies as the result of gynecologist malpractice, their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for the above reasons as well as for:

  • Funeral services
  • Burial or cremation costs
  • Loss of consortium (spousal support)
  • Loss of parental guidance and support
  • Loss and suffering

If you or someone you love has suffered from a gynecological mistake, it may be in your best interest to discuss your rights with a gynecologist malpractice lawyer who can fight for you to protect them.