One of the most important aspects of prenatal care is the ongoing monitoring of pregnant mothers to recognize any health concerns or conditions that could cause complications or injuries to mother or baby. Unfortunately, there are times that doctors, or other healthcare professionals, fail to diagnose complications that arise during pregnancies. When that happens, treatment is delayed or not administered at all, which can put babies and mothers at great risk of birth injury.
Any situation that involves a doctor failing to identify a medical condition and properly diagnosing it can potentially be considered medical malpractice. If you or your child suffered birth injuries, it’s important that you seek the advice of a knowledgeable birth injury attorney to determine if you are a victim of medical malpractice.
Undiagnosed Prenatal Conditions that Can Cause Birth Injuries
The close monitoring of expectant mothers is crucial because there are many conditions that can happen during pregnancy. Some conditions, when undiagnosed, can cause significant risk – even death – for mother, baby, or both, if treatment and safe delivery procedures are not put into place. The following are the most common types of complications and conditions that go undiagnosed and regularly result in birth injury:
When Undiagnosed Prenatal Complications Cause Birth Injuries
When birth injuries occur due to undiagnosed pregnancy complications, it can result in significant losses for parents. Some of those losses include:
Proving negligence in birth injury cases is complicated and requires the extensive legal and medical knowledge of expert attorneys and doctors. If you or your child has suffered injuries due to medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
The birth injury lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have an unmatched record of winning all types of birth injury lawsuits. The firm has medical doctors on staff to review your case. Please contact us for a free evaluation.
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