SUGARMAN The Personal Injury Law Firm

​Women's Health

Personal injury claims unique to women


Women face unique medical issues that can give rise to a host of gender-specific personal injury claims. Such cases can involve medical malpractice claims for failure to diagnose breast cancer, claims involving childbirth and product liability claims where a woman is injured by a defective medical device or product. Such claims demand specialized experience and a deep understanding of the medical conditions involved. SUGARMAN's lawyers have a long history of pursuing and litigating claims involving women's health. We understand that there are many types of sensitive personal injury cases that women are more comfortable discussing with one of our female partners and are happy to make that accommodation.

OB/GYN, Birth, and Labor Injuries

OB/GYN, birth and labor injury cases can involve a host of medical errors and deviations from the standard of care. Whether the claim involves the improper administration of labor-inducing drugs or the failure to diagnose fetal distress, our attorneys have consistently achieved outstanding results for our clients in this area.

Real Cases

Failure to diagnose and treat placental abruption during labor

Case settled after jury verdict in favor of our clients whose newborn child died because of negligent delay in performing a C-section delivery.

Obstetrical malpractice by doctor and nurse midwife

Settlement for the death of baby shortly after birth. The doctor negligently used Pitocin during labor and left the mother in the care of a midwife.

Death following exploratory surgery

Settlement reached in the death of 40-year-old patient who died from complications following exploratory surgery for infertility.

Failure to Diagnose Breast, Ovarian and Cervical Cancer and Other Diseases

As with all other forms of cancer, women-specific cancers need to be detected and diagnosed early in order to be treated effectively and increase the chance of the patient's survival. When medical providers fail to do so, SUGARMAN's lawyers have held them accountable.

Real Cases

Misread mammogram

Settlement against radiologist for failure to properly read a mammogram and diagnose breast cancer in a mother of four young children.

Failure to diagnose pelvic/ovarian abscess

Settlement against a primary care physician and a for-profit hospital reached following the death of a 35-year-old mother of two children who died of septic shock as a result of the defendants' failure to properly initiate antibiotic treatment or administer diagnostic testing.

Women's Product Liability Cases

There are many medical devices and products designed specifically for use on or implantation in women. Many times, these products are designed improperly and cause serious injury or death when used. SUGARMAN's lawyers are currently litigating hundreds of cases involving transvaginal mesh products that were implanted in women to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Sexual and Physical Assault

We have continually fought on behalf of women who have been either physically or sexually assaulted. Despite an apparent lack of insurance coverage to cover such heinous acts, our personal injury attorneys have been able to obtain financial compensation for some victims of these crimes.

Real Cases

Nursing home sexual assault to female resident

Settlement for the sexual assault of 54-year-old female resident by a male resident who was not properly supervised.

Assault to a woman in bar

Verdict for a woman hit in the face by a professional hockey player in a Boston nightclub after a verbal altercation between the two. The woman sustained bruising and psychological trauma.