Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
Birth Injury Attorneys Explain Risks
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) is term used to describe smaller, unborn babies growing at a slower rate. Many serious health problems are often associated with IUGR. That's why this condition is considered a serious fetal risk factor often associated with birth injury risk factors.
If you suspect your child had IUGR and now has serious health issues as a result, the physician treating your child or the hospital where you gave birth may be at fault. That's why it's important to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Our attorneys and legal staff at the Tyrone Law Firm, PC have decades of experience handling such complex cases. That's why we have such a strong track record of success. We know what evidence to look for and how to compile that information into a strong legal case. You can count on us.
What Is IUGR?
IUGR has been linked to many serious health problems. These include:
- Low resistance to infection
- Low APGAR scores
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- High red blood cell count
- Breathing problems
- Birth injuries sustained during delivery
Doctors need to be aware of these conditions and take action if they suspect something's wrong with the unborn baby as soon as possible. That's why doctors need to be aware of the risk factors and what could be a sign of IUGR.
The most common risk factor that something could be wrong with an unborn baby is low weight. Most babies with IUGR weigh far less than other children. Mothers with certain health conditions may also be more likely to have a baby with IUGR. These conditions include:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
Another common cause of IUGR involves problems with the placenta connecting the mother with the unborn child. There are many different ways doctors can diagnose if something's wrong with the fetus. Unfortunately, not all physicians know what to look for or take such warning signs seriously enough.
Our law firm can help you hold the doctor who made mistakes accountable for his or her actions. We have the experience, the knowledge and the resources to fight for your family's rights. We know how to negotiate with medical professionals. And if they refuse to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court. We're here for you when you need us most.
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