Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represent Parents with High Risk Pregnancies
Delivery complications shouldn’t affect your right to compensation
High-risk pregnancy complications occur in only 6 to 8 percent of all pregnancies, but if it happened to you, it’s important to understand your legal options in a malpractice case. The idea of a high-risk pregnancy seems to absolve medical professionals of their responsibility for the situation, but if you received negligent or inadequate medical care, the Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm can help you prove your claim and get the compensation you deserve.
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
Every pregnancy has its own challenges, and every delivery comes with risks of complications, but there are specific cases which are considered as “high-risk” pregnancies. A high-risk pregnancy is any circumstance which increases the odds of injury to the mother or child, particularly during delivery.
- Preeclampsia. High blood pressure is a common concern among Americans, but during the tremendous stress of pregnancy and childbirth, it can put a mother’s life in danger.
- Premature birth. Babies born before they are due are frequently very fragile, require extra medical treatment, and are at an increased risk of injury or even death if something goes wrong.
- Twins, triplets and multiple births. Giving birth to multiple children at once puts incredible strain on a mother’s body, and if something goes wrong with one of the first children born, the remaining unborn children can also be in danger of suffocation or death.
- Mature delivery. Older women are inherently more prone to health conditions and injuries that can complicate a delivery.
- Vaginal birth after Caesarian. A C-section birth has lasting effects on a woman’s body, and giving birth again after the procedure can lead to health issues and an increased likelihood of a delivery injury.
- Large fetus. If a fetus grows beyond a certain size, it can make the birthing process more difficult, particularly if the doctors don’t properly measure the child and prepare for the situation.
- Gestational diabetes. Women who develop high blood sugar during pregnancy may face an increased risk of premature delivery or the delivery of a large baby or a baby with low blood sugar.
It is important to be aware of whether your pregnancy is high-risk, as it may affect your course of legal action in case of a birth injury. In most cases, women who are in high-risk pregnancies should be evaluated by a specialist in “maternal-fetal medicine.”
Proving negligence in a high-risk pregnancy claim
High-risk pregnancies come with inherent dangers, but those dangers do not mean that you cannot claim damages if something goes wrong. High-risk conditions like those listed above are well-documented and studied in the medical community. Each has recommended procedures and treatments to be followed.
If your doctors or nurses fail to identify a high-risk condition, or do not react properly to your condition, causing injury or death to the mother or child, then they are at fault. You have right to sue for compensation in the event of this failure on the medical professionals’ part. An experienced malpractice attorney can help hold accountable those at fault and can help you get the financial support you deserve.
Our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys provide steadfast legal representation after a high-risk pregnancy incident
At The Eisen Law Firm, our Ohio medical malpractice lawyers only focus on malpractice and have an impressive record of medical malpractice case success. Count on our knowledge and experience to build the strongest case possible for your claim, and help you secure the compensation you deserve. Call us at 216-687-0900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and all of Northeast Ohio.
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