Arizona Obstetrical Negligence and Injuries Attorneys
When doctor error or other medical negligence causes an expecting mother to suffer serious injury or wrongful death during childbirth, Knapp & Roberts is here to help.
Our Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers offer caring, compassionate and experienced legal representation to injured mothers and to families who suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of labor and delivery complications in Arizona. We have the experience, knowledge and ability to explain what went wrong, and the effects on your family, in terms a jury will understand.
We care ... and we can help. Tell us your story.
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Phoenix offer free consultations. Call 480-991-7677 (toll free 800-541-4477) or contact us online.
Injuries To Mothers During Labor And Delivery
At Knapp & Roberts, we understand how medical errors during pregnancy, labor or childbirth can turn a once joyous experience into the family's gravest moment.
We hold medical providers accountable for birthing injuries to mothers and fatalities caused or worsened by their negligence, such as:
- Uterine rupture. Negligent administration of labor-inducing medication, such as Pitocin, can cause a uterine rupture that can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries to the mother and baby. We hold medical providers responsible for medication overdose, failure to communicate the risks of vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC), and failure to properly monitor a patient during labor and childbirth.
- Preeclampsia, toxemia and HELLP syndrome. Failure to recognize symptoms and treat a pregnancy complication, such as toxemia or preeclampsia, can cause a pregnant woman to develop more serious complications, such as HELLP syndrome.
- Severe cervical lacerations (episiotomy). While an episiotomy is necessary for many women during childbirth, severe cervical lacerations can cause the woman to suffer unnecessary infections and even permanent damage. We hold providers accountable for surgical errors that result in severe cervical lacerations and for failure to perform a c-section when tests indicate the size of the baby.
- Infections. We handle medical malpractice claims involving a doctor's failure to properly treat infections during pregnancy which lead to serious injuries to the expectant mother, as well as claims involving a doctor's failure to provide adequate follow-up care after a C-section or episiotomy which leads to serious infection.
Using our extensive resources to investigate, and our network of medical experts, we strive to identify childbirth malpractice that causes birth injuries to mothers and infants or results in wrongful death. In addition to helping you obtain the compensation your family needs, we help you make a difference for future patients.
For more general information, see our Medical Malpractice Information Center.
Let Us Tell Your Story
Free initial consultation. Contact our Scottsdale or Phoenix medical malpractice law firm online or call us at 480-991-7677 (toll free at 800-541-4477). In all medical negligence cases, there are no out-of pocket costs to our clients. We assume all the financial risk and are paid ONLY if we win your case.