Closed claim studies involving prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care
Failure to properly manage shoulder dystocia
A 35-year-old woman went to an obstetrics/gynecology practice for confirmation of pregnancy and prenatal care. She had a history of three prior pregnancies, with two ending in miscarriage.
Delay in performing cesarean delivery, hysterectomy
A 42-year-old woman was receiving care from Ob-gyn A for her third pregnancy.
Incorrect gestational age
A 32-year-old woman came to her ob-gyn to begin prenatal care. An ultrasound estimated her delivery date to be August 26.
Failure to monitor twin pregnancy
A 28-year-old pregnant woman came to an obstetrics clinic for prenatal care. Routine labs and sonogram were performed.
Failure to diagnose cornual pregnancy
A 33-year-old woman came to the ED reporting bilateral abdominal pain, back pain, and shortness of breath.
Failure to properly perform surgery
A 45-year-old woman came to her ob-gyn reporting heavy bleeding and pelvic pain.
Failure to discontinue medication
A 34-year-old woman came to an ob-gyn for prenatal care on May 25. This was the patient’s fifth pregnancy.
Failure to respond to shoulder dystocia
A 24-year-old pregnant woman began prenatal care with her OB-GYN physician at approximately 24 weeks into her pregnancy.
Failure to diagnose and treat dissection of the carotid artery
A 35-year-old woman delivered her third child and was discharged from the hospital two days later.