There are several forms of complications that may arise during a pregnancy. Some are known as maternal infections. If you are at high risk for a complication, or if at any point symptoms arise, it is imperative that your healthcare provider act immediately to ensure the health of you, and your baby. With the proper diagnoses, care, and treatment, your baby’s risk of birth injury due to maternal infection can be minimized. Unfortunately, there are many instances in which medical professionals misdiagnose or mistreat these infections, and the consequences can be deadly. Reduce your baby’s risk of birth injury due to maternal infection by being aware of the different signs, symptoms, and risk factors to look for.
Maternal infections vary in severity. The more you know about what to look for, the more quickly your healthcare provider will be able to address them should symptoms arise. Below are some of the more common types of maternal infections to be aware of.
Before attempting to conceive, women should be counseled on the various risks associated with pregnancy, especially if they have a higher chance of developing complications. It is your responsibility to educate yourself on the various risk factors your health may pose to your baby. And it is the responsibility of your healthcare provider to provide timely and adequate diagnostics and prenatal care. There are many risk factors that make it more likely for you to develop a maternal infection during pregnancy. Some of these include:
Before a woman considers having a child, it is her responsibility to consult a physician in order to properly assess her individual level of risk. At the point in which she places her care in the hands of a healthcare provider, it is up to them to provide prompt and adequate care to ensure the health of both mother and child. This includes running the appropriate tests necessary to diagnose and treat any pre-existing complications, as well as those that might arise in the future. If the healthcare provider is negligent, and that negligence leads to a baby’s harm, then they may be liable for those damages.
If your doctor failed to diagnose or properly treat your maternal infection, and your or your baby had to suffer the consequences, you may be looking at a case of medical malpractice. At Ross Feller Casey, we have the expert staff to handle your birth injury lawsuit with efficiency, care and compassion. We understand that your baby’s safety is number one, and we ensure your comfort during your difficult time as we recover the finances you need to care for you, or your child.
Ross Feller Casey is widely regarded among the nation’s leading birth injury law firms and has an impressive history of record results in cases involving infection lawsuits. Contact Ross Feller Casey today for a free consultation.
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