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How Do I Find the Right OB/GYN for Me?

May 21, 2016 | Firm News, Pregnancy-Related Injuries

If you recently found out that you are pregnant, then you are likely aware that you have many doctor visits in your future. And since you will be spending a great deal of time with your OB/GYN, it’s important that you find a practitioner with whom you are comfortable and who is capable of providing the services you want.

According to an expert on the subject, there are several steps you can take as you search for an OB/GYN. First, you can talk to other women who have recently given birth and ask them about their experiences. You can use your discussions as the basis to create a list of doctors who pique your interest. Then do some research on these doctors to make sure they are properly certified. You also want to know if any of the doctors have been sued or had their licenses suspended.

Choosing an OB/GYN who is right for you is extremely important. And making the best choice from the start can save you a great deal of emotional stress. After all, you will have enough on your plate as your pregnancy continues. The last thing you need to fret about is the abilities of your practitioner. And being familiar with a doctor’s background is one way to help ensure you and your baby get proper care.

Hopefully, when the big day comes, you will have a successful delivery and your baby will arrive in good health and ready to be part of the world. But if something should go wrong and your baby suffers some form of injury, it is important to discover the cause and hold the responsible parties liable.

If you believe that your OB/GYN or another member of the attending medical team was in some manner negligent when performing your delivery, you may want to have an Indiana birth injury attorney investigate the situation. The attorney could examine medical records to determine if the injury was preventable. If appropriate, the attorney could also help you pursue compensation to help pay for the care of your baby.