Pregnancy

Closed claim studies involving prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care

  • Failure to recognize sepsis

    Failure to recognize sepsis

    A woman came to the ED in labor. Her scheduled cesarean delivery had been changed due to low amniotic fluids on a recent sonogram.

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  • Failure to properly manage shoulder dystocia

    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.

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  • Delay in performing cesarean delivery, hysterectomy

    Delay in performing cesarean delivery, hysterectomy

    A 42-year-old woman was receiving care from Ob-gyn A for her third pregnancy.

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  • Incorrect gestational age

    Incorrect gestational age

    A 32-year-old woman came to her ob-gyn to begin prenatal care.

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  • Failure to monitor twin pregnancy

    Failure to monitor twin pregnancy

    A 28-year-old woman came to an obstetrics clinic for prenatal care. Routine labs and sonogram were performed.

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  • Failure to diagnose cornual pregnancy

    Failure to diagnose cornual pregnancy

    A 33-year-old woman came to the ED reporting bilateral abdominal pain, back pain, and shortness of breath.

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  • Failure to properly perform surgery

    Failure to properly perform surgery

    A 45-year-old woman came to her ob-gyn reporting heavy bleeding and pelvic pain.

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  • Failure to discontinue medication

    Failure to discontinue medication

    A 34-year-old woman came to an ob-gyn for prenatal care. This was the patient’s fifth pregnancy.

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  • Failure to respond to shoulder dystocia

    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.

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  • Failure to diagnose and treat dissection of the carotid artery

    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.

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