At the Chicago, Oak Lawn, Illinois, law office of Injury Lawyers, William S. Wojcik, Ltd., we represent women in abortion malpractice claims against abortionists, abortion clinics, physicians, and family planning providers.
Complications of abortion can be serious, resulting in permanent injury or wrongful death. If these complications were caused by negligence on the part of the abortion provider, you may be eligible to file a malpractice claim.
The medical complications from abortions include perforation of the uterus, hemorrhage, endotoxic shock, cervical lacerations, infection and long-term complications such as increased cancer risk, sterility or pelvic inflammatory disease.
Abortion - Medical Complications
• LIVER, OVARIAN, & CERVICAL CANCER
Compared to females with no history of abortion, the risks of cervical cancer will greatly increase with an abortion; additionally with elevated risks of liver and ovarian cancer.
• UTERINE PERFORATION (perforation of the uterus)
Post abortion patients may develop & suffer from UTERINE PERFORATION. The risk of perforation of the uterus is also increased for women that receive general anesthesia at the time of the abortion.
• CERVICAL LACERATIONS
Significant or severe cervical lacerations and micro fractures, may result in reproductive damage long term. Latent post-abortion cervical damage may result in subsequent premature delivery, complications during labor, and incompetence of the cervix.
• PLACENTA PREVIA
Abortion increase the risk of Placenta Previa, a life threatening condition for both the mother and her pregnancy. Placenta Previa is an abnormal development of the placenta due to uterine damage increases the risk of fetal malformation, perinatal death, and excessive bleeding during labor.
• PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE is a potentially life threatening disease which can lead to an increased risk of reduced fertility and ectopic pregnancy.
• PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS
Strong emotional repercussions can linger, even if an abortion was performed with no physical complications. This reality complicates the possible intersection of abortion and medical malpractice within the legal system. However in some cases emotional and/or physical damage to the patient can be legally proven as a direct cause of inadequate medical care during the course of the abortion procedure or its aftermath.
BIRTH INJURIES AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
During pregnancy or childbirth injuries may occur when the doctor fails to exercise proper care and skill. Medical malpractice cases related to birth, often results in harm to the mother and/or child.
Delivery injuries can include:
— Erb’s Palsy, a nerve-related injury that may occur when the baby’s neck or shoulder is excessively stretched during delivery.
— Fractures. during childbirth the clavicle is the most common fractured bone in babies.
— Subconjunctival hemorrhage that causes eye blood vessels to rupture.
— Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when the baby’s brain does not receive enough oxygen, which can cause brain damage, delayed development, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and even death.
WRONGFUL PREGNANCY LAW
In some cases, Parents may sue for wrongful pregnancy, if they attempted to avoid pregnancy through testing, sterilization, or abortion but the methods failed due to medical negligence. Parents may be able to sue for harm caused by the unwanted childbirth or pregnancy.
Every medical malpractice case requires proving that harm was suffered and the medical professional, doctor or physician failed to exercise an adequate level of skill and care.
Women have the right to change their minds and withdraw from an abortion procedure. If you are denied that right, you may have a malpractice claim and a wrongful death claim for the loss of your unborn child.
Know that you are not alone, no matter how bad you may be feeling. It is important to realize that no abortionist should be allowed to get away with medical malpractice. Not reporting an abortion injury only covers up the situation and also subjects other women to similar victimization.
Standing up for your rights may also help protect other women from poor medical practices.The Law Offices of William S. Wojcik, Ltd will help you stand up for your rights.
Abortionists must administer the correct pre-operative tests to minimize these complications, some of which arise because of unidentified conditions such as hemophilia, or the presence of STDs such as chlamydia.
If you or someone you love has been injured, killed or made ill because of the negligence of an abortion clinic, contact the experienced abortion malpractice lawyer at the Law Offices of William S. Wojcik, Ltd. We use our abortion malpractice litigation experience to help women injured by abortionists.
In addition to medical complications, legal complications of abortions can arise. Patients must be provided full and accurate information about the procedure at every stage, and they must give informed consent throughout the process. If they have not been given the chance to provide informed consent, patients' rights have probably been violated.
Unregulated abortions or unlawful clinics frequently result in both medical and legal complications. Our attorney has argued and won lawsuits and appeals on the issues of unregulated abortion and on the absence of informed consent.
At the Law Offices of William S. Wojcik, Ltd, you can count on one of our knowledgeable, passionate attorneys to fight on your behalf. If you or a loved one have been the victim of abortion malpractice, you can trust an experienced Attorney at the Law Offices of William S. Wojcik, Ltd to provide you with the proper legal representation that you need.
Contact an abortion malpractice lawyer who understands the legal, medical and emotional complications that can arise from an incomplete or incorrectly managed abortion procedure.
Call the Law Offices of William S. Wojcik, Ltd. We offer a free initial consultation and will handle your malpractice case on a contingency basis.
Defendant - Family Planning Associates
Plaintiff told by abortion clinic that she could not change her mind about having a late-term abortion after laminaria, a device used to dilate the cervix, were inserted. This statement is false. A woman can change her mind about having an abortion and carry the child to term. Three interlocutory appeals were taken in this case. A confidential settlement was reached just prior to the trial in this case.