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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.

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If you or a loved one are a woman injured by medical malpractice, the injury lawyers at SUGARMAN are here to help.

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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.

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Medical malpractice by doctor and nurse midwife

Wrongful death settlement for the death of baby shortly following birth. The OB/GYN doctor negligently used Pitocin during labor and left the mother in the care of a midwife.

Nerve injury during doctor's removal of birth control device

Settlement in medical malpractice case on behalf of client injured when a Cambridge, MA doctor negligently removed an arm-implanted birth control device without confirming its anatomic location prior to removal. The client suffered significant deficits in the use of her arm and hand in the months that followed.

Verdict in labor and delivery medical malpractice case

Following a two-week trial in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston, SUGARMAN Principals Benjamin Zimmermann and David McCormack obtained a $30.55 million jury verdict on behalf of a child who suffered permanent and catastrophic brain injuries during his mother’s labor and delivery at a Boston hospital. The jury agreed that the nurse responsible for monitoring the baby’s heart rate and well-being during labor had failed to ensure that the baby was responding appropriately and that the nurse’s failure to comply with the standard of care resulted in the baby’s severe oxygen deprivation going undetected. The jury awarded damages for both the young boy and his parents.

Obstetrical malpractice for failure to perform emergency C-Section

Settlement against doctors who failed to perform a C-section in time, leading to oxygen deprivation and Cerebral Palsy in infant.

Birth trauma - Failure to diagnose and treat placental abruption during labor

SUGARMAN lawyers settled an OB/GYN medical malpractice/wrongful death lawsuit after jury verdict in favor of our clients whose newborn child died because of negligent delay in performing a C-section delivery.