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Gynecology Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia

Gynecology deals with the health of the female reproductive system. From the age of thirteen, a gynecologist is one of the most important healthcare providers that a female will see throughout her life. Whether a female chooses to have children or not, a gynecologist is important to maintain her total health.

If you are injured or have lost a loved one because of something your gynecologist did, or failed to do, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To find out if you have a claim that would entitle you to financial compensation, call a gynecology malpractice lawyer from Youman & Caputo at (215) 302-1999 to schedule a free assessment of your case.

Why Choose Our Team?

  • At Youman & Caputo, we aggressively represent the rights of people who have been injured by substandard medical care.
  • With nearly 50 years of combined experience representing plaintiffs, the firm’s founding partners have secured or helped secure more than a 100 seven or eight-figure settlements or verdicts.
  • Our partners, Andrew S. Youman and David J. Caputo, have both been repeatedly selected as among the top five percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers.

Common Gynecology Procedures and Surgeries

It is recommended that females have annual checkups to evaluate their gynecological health and reduce the risk of developing serious problems through early detection of abnormalities. Some of the following common gynecology procedures may be required for further diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities.

Colposcopy

This is a non-surgical procedure conducted when a person has an abnormal pap smear. The purpose of the procedure is to examine the vulva, vagina, and cervix, and collect tissue samples for further testing in a laboratory.

Cervical Cryosurgery

This procedure is used to destroy abnormal, precancerous cells, which may lead to cancer. The procedure freezes the sections of the cervix where these precancerous cells are found.

Dilation & Curettage (D&C)

This is a common procedure used to remove a portion of the lining of the uterine lining. It is done to diagnose conditions such as uterine polyps, uterine cancer, or atypical endometrial hyperplasia.

It is also recommended to remove a placenta that remains in the uterus after delivery or noncancerous tumors like a molar pregnancy.

Pelvic Laparoscopy

This is a surgical procedure that is performed using small incisions for diagnosis or treatment of certain conditions. A laparoscopy can be used to take tissue samples, remove scar tissues, remove ovaries, or repair or remove the uterus. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia.

Common Complications Of Gynecology Procedures and Surgeries

While many gynecology conditions can be resolved using non-invasive surgical procedures, some require more invasive surgeries. Mistakes during these procedures can result in complications that may result in serious health problems or death. These complications include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Internal bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Damage to nearby organs
  • Sepsis

How a Gynecology Malpractice Attorney Can Help

If you have had gynecological surgery and are dealing with complications that you think may be caused by substandard medical care, you may be eligible to receive compensation. The medical malpractice lawyers at Youman & Caputo will evaluate your case and advise you on your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for past and future medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact Youman & Caputo at (215) 302-1999 to speak with a Philadelphia gynecology malpractice attorney today.