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Misdiagnosis of Conditions During Pregnancy

Jul 19, 2017 | Failure to Diagnose

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According to the CDC, approximately 700 women in the United States die each year due to complications during pregnancy or delivery.

While the majority of births do not cause harm to mothers, preventable mistakes that are made by health care professionals can sometimes result in catastrophic, even fatal, injuries to mothers, whether expectant or delivering. If mothers experience misdiagnosis of medical conditions while they are pregnant, it can lead to serious injuries.

Common misdiagnosed conditions in pregnant women

Cases that involve OB-GYN or obstetrics malpractice can be extremely challenging to prove, and this is why it is important to consult a concrete and astute medical malpractice lawyer to maximize the value of your case. When there is negligent prenatal care, it can result in costly, and possibly lifelong, injuries that alter the lives of both mothers and infants.

Here is a look at some of the most common misdiagnosed conditions in pregnant women:

· Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM): This is a form of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy. If it is not treated properly, it can cause birth complications and further result in lack of oxygen supply to the fetus, child development issues and potential brain damage.

· Hypoglycemia: When the levels of blood glucose fall in a pregnant woman, it prevents the brain from functioning normally. This can lead to serious complications for mothers as well as infants during birth.

· Neonatal hypoglycemia: When the blood sugar level in an infant falls abnormally low, it can result in complications that affect development of the brain.

· Pre-eclampsia: This condition is also known as PIH, or pregnancy-induced hypertension, and toxemia. This condition can be life-threatening to mothers as well as infants.

· HELLP syndrome: This is a life-threatening complication that is related to pre-eclampsia. This complication can occur during the later stages of a woman’s pregnancy or after childbirth.

· Rh-incompatibility and hemolytic anemia complications: This complication is usually a risk when a woman is pregnant for the second time. The body of the pregnant woman may deplete the body of the unborn child of the proper red blood cell level.

If such complications arise due to misdiagnosis on a health care provider’s part, you can file a medical malpractice suit against the doctor, hospital, or other medical professional. This is when you should seek the help of a judicious and focused medical malpractice attorney.

These legal counselors know how to file compensation for common misdiagnosed conditions in pregnant women. You should keep in mind that such cases are complex and can take a long time, even years, to be resolved. A proven and remarkable legal pro will evaluate your case, determine its value and guide through each step of the malpractice suit process.

A law firm that rises above the rest

If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to misdiagnosis during pregnancy, your best option is to secure a medical malpractice lawyer at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280 and file a claim against the medical professional responsible for your injury.

You can recover compensation for damages, including medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income, etc. Some injuries can have an impact on the rest of your life, so it is advisable to take legal action against the negligent party and obtain the compensation you deserve and RMFW Law knows how to get this done for you.

RMFW Law has won millions of dollars for past clients in situations just like this. For your case to be viable, we need to get a medical expert to support your claim and we know just who to call to make this happen. If they back your claim, then we are a go. Call us today! Let’s get this ball rolling.

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