Birth Injury Lawyer Explains
Serious health problems can arise during a woman's pregnancy. That's why doctors need to be aware of maternal risk factors which could put the mother's health at risk. And it's not just the mother's health doctors need to monitor. Physicians also need to monitor the fetus' health.
And right near the top of the list of issues doctors need to be concerned about is high-risk pregnancies. Based on the mother's age and many other factors, certain pregnancies are considered high risk.
In particular, high-risk pregnancies are often cited as one of the most common birth injury risk factors doctors need to be aware of and factor into all their decisions. We know because our experienced birth injury attorneys at the Tyrone Law Firm, PC have handled many such cases.
What Is A High-Risk Pregnancy?
Opinions vary regarding what constitutes a high-risk pregnancy. Some of the most common reasons why certain pregnancies are considered high risk include:
- Pre-existing health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- Mother's age (less than 17 years old or older than 35 years old)
- Multiple births (if the mother is carrying more than one fetus)
- Problems with previous pregnancies, including hypertension and preeclampsia
- Previous miscarriages or abortions
In many circumstances, doctors factor these issues into their decisions and recommend a caesarean section (C-section) instead of a vaginal delivery in order to protect the mother's health or prevent a birth injury from occurring. Unfortunately, other doctors ignore these warning signs, resulting in serious health problems with the mother or newborn child.
Know Your Rights
One of the most challenging issues involving high-risk pregnancies is many physicians refuse to even acknowledge that anything was wrong in the first place. They often claim they did everything they could and that your child's birth injury could not have been prevented.
Don't be so sure. Doctors are notorious for refusing to admit they did anything wrong. That's why it's critical that you have an experienced legal team on your side that knows how to objectively analyze medical data and gather evidence to build a strong legal case.
Our experienced attorneys have dedicated their careers to handling such complex cases throughout Georgia. And since we only work with a select number of families, we can thoroughly devote our attention to your case. Contact our law firm and find out how we can help you. Schedule your free consultation today.
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