Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Expert Witness

A Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert witness is a specialist in OB-GYN who testifies on high-risk Obstetrics. An MFM doctor is also known as a Perinatologist or more informally as a High-Risk Obstetrician.  Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), also known as Perinatology, is a branch of Obstetrics focusing on the specialized treatment of high-risk pregnancies. A board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OBGYN) who has completed an additional 2 to 3 year fellowship in MFM. High-Risk OB specialists 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.

Litigation against MFM specialists (Perinatologists) is uncommon, though a Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert witness may be called 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.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Case Matter

Regardless of the complexity of the perinatal situation, Elite Medical Experts will hand select a top-tier Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert witness for any area of MFM litigation and consultation, including:

  • 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 Cesarean (VBAC)

An experienced Board-Certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert witness from a top university medical center is an invaluable resource for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected MFM expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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