When a birth injury occurs in an already high-risk pregnancy, there can be long-lasting physical, mental, and emotional health challenges. If your family has been impacted by a birth injury during or after a high-risk pregnancy, it’s important that mom and baby continue to access medical care—and that you reach out for legal assistance.
As a birth injury lawyer with more than 38 years of experience, I can help your family even if your case involves a big hospital or other large institution. You deserve to focus on the health and well-being of your family, and that means calling in an expert to represent your legal interests. Call me at 877-944-4373, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
When a pregnancy is complicated or potentially dangerous for the mother or the baby, it is classified as a high-risk pregnancy. In a high-risk pregnancy, it is necessary to have more frequent prenatal care visits, and additional testing and monitoring will continue through labor and delivery. Maternal health conditions like diabetes, autoimmune disorders, HIV/AIDS, or high blood pressure may be reasons for a high-risk designation, and multiple pregnancies (like having twins or triplets) are also often considered as high-risk pregnancies.
Doctors label a pregnancy high risk because they believe the mother or the baby is at an increased risk for poor health outcomes. Those risks can include fetal distress, uterine rupture, placental abruption (when the placenta separates from the uterine wall too early), bleeding, and other health emergencies.
For a high-risk pregnancy, birth injury becomes more likely if proper care is not taken to ensure the well-being of the mother and baby. Fetal monitoring is incredibly important, but when delayed or performed improperly, doctors can miss signs of fetal distress. Similarly, if a delivery becomes delayed, or medication or anesthesia is delayed during a high risk pregnancy, the health of the mother can be in serious jeopardy.
If you or a loved one had a high-risk pregnancy and also suffered a birth injury, you have every right to seek justice. Any medical care provider you trust with your pregnancy should be aware of potential complications that can lead to birth injury, and work hard to prevent those injuries from happening.
Birth injuries that follow high risk pregnancies can often require long-term medical care or specialized medical care. The award you receive from a birth injury claim will help your family afford the medical care that is so desperately needed. Additionally, taking your case to court will help ensure a birth injury is less likely to occur to another family.
Don’t let a hospital administrator tell you not to seek legal help. I’ll focus on your legal needs so that you can focus on your family’s well-being. If you didn’t receive proper medical care and resulted in a birth injury, call me today and I’ll Make Them Pay!®