Minneapolis Cerclage Placement Lawyers
A cervical cerclage is a stitch that seals a woman’s cervix. Doctors usually use this surgical procedure to prevent preterm labor and associated injuries. These injuries could affect both mothers and babies. The standard of care, which is outlined below, usually requires doctors to seal a woman’s cervix in high-risk pregnancies when she is between 12 and 14 weeks pregnant. In extreme situations, doctors may perform this procedure until the 24th week of pregnancy.
The warning signs of preterm labor are rather obvious. These risk factors include previous preterm labor issues, multiple pregnancy (twins or triplets), substance abuse, and stressful life events, such as the death of a close friend, during pregnancy. However, largely because they are distracted, overconfident, or disinterested, many doctors do not respond appropriately in these situations.
When negligent doctors overlook your family’s health and safety, the dedicated Minneapolis cerclage placement lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman stand up for your rights in court. These rights include the right to compensation and justice. Compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Justice usually involves closure and the assignment of legal responsibility in these situations.
Duty of Care in Medical Negligence Cases
Doctors have a very high degree of training and experience. Furthermore, physicians have complete control of their PLDR (prenatal, labor, delivery, and recovery) teams.
Because of these things, doctors have a high degree of care under Minnesota law. Indeed, they have a fiduciary duty, which is the highest duty of care in the law. Simply doing the minimum is not enough. Going the extra mile is not enough either.
Instead, physicians must do everything possible to care for their patients. This high level of care requires them to set aside any other priorities, such as making money or spending time with their families. It does not matter how much pressure they feel in these areas.
Misdiagnosis is a good illustration of the higher duty of care. Statistically, doctors properly diagnose about 80 percent of their patients. In high school, 80 percent is a passing grade. It might even be one of the highest marks in the class. But if a fiduciary duty is involved, 80 percent is a failing grade.
In high school, an answer key usually established the standard of performance. In labor and delivery matters, the standard of care establishes the standard of performance. Doctors must take certain actions in certain situations, such as the aforementioned cerclage placement. They cannot improvise or trust their instincts. Failure to adhere to the standard of care is clear evidence of negligence.
Resolving a Medical Negligence Claim
Emotional courtroom showdowns are a staple of movies and TV shows. But in the real world, trials are rare. Instead, a good Minneapolis cerclage placement lawyer normally settles claims out of court.
Frequently, settlement takes time. If attorneys resolve claims too early, the settlement amount might not fully reflect all reasonable future necessary costs. In that case, the victim could be financially responsible for these expenses.
Most birth injury claims settle during mediation. A third-party mediator meets with both sides and tries to facilitate a settlement agreement. Both sides have a duty to negotiate in good faith. As a result, mediation is about 90 percent successful.
Contact a Tough Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced cerclage placement lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. You have a limited amount of time to act.