MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE (MFM), also known as Perinatology, is a branch of obstetrics focusing on the specialized treatment of high-risk pregnancies.  A Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OBGYN) who has completed an additional 2 to 3 year fellowship in MFM.   Maternal-Fetal Medicine experts deal with complex maternal and fetal issues that extend beyond the scope of “routine” pregnancy.  This includes specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, the care of pregnant women with medical and surgical complications, the care of fetuses at risk of an adverse outcome, and postpartum complications.  MFM specialists work alongside the patient’s obstetrician to provide consultation or direct care for complex situations before, during, and after pregnancy. Management strategies include both medical and surgical options such as amniocentesis, fetal monitoring, chorionic villus sampling, and fetal surgery.

Medical malpractice cases involving Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perninatology is complex and on the rise.  The clinical issues in these malpractice cases are highly subpecialized, and securing a physician medical expert witness who is uniquely suited to opine on these topics is key.  ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS hand-vets Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatology medical expert witnesses who are specialized to the exact clinical condition of each case.  A Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert witness may be commonly needed in the medical situations outlined below.

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Regardless of the complexity of the perinatal situation, , ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS covers the entire spectrum of Maternal-Fetal Medicine medical malpractice litigation.  Examples of our areas of expertise include:

  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Antenatal fetal testing
  • Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Breech presentation and delivery
  • Cervical cerclage
  • Chorioamnionitis
  • Chorionic villus sampling and fetal blood sampling
  • Cord prolapse
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Eclampsia and preeclampsia
  • Fetal arrhythmia
  • Fetal and cytogenetic abnormalities
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Group B Strep infection
  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • Herpes simplex virus infection
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Hydrops fetalis
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Macrosomia
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Obstetric ultrasound
  • Oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum psychosis
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Preterm labor
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Retained placenta
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Premature rupture of membranes (PROM)
  • Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
  • Vaginal birth after Caesarian (VBAC)

Medical malpractice cases against MFM specialists (perinatologists) is complex and highly subspecialized. MFM specialists are frequently called upon to render testimony in cases concerning complications of pregnancy and delivery.  Such cases, often involving catastrophic fetal complications or pregnancy loss, are unfortunately quite common.  In these situations, an experienced Board-Certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert witness from a top academic medical center will be an invaluable resource.  To secure an MFM expert witness who is ready to review your client’s medical malpractice case, please contact ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS and speak with a physician today.