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High-Risk Pregnancies Increase Risk of Birth Injuries

July 23, 2013

If doctors fail to diagnose or properly treat a mother or infant during a high-risk pregnancy, the mother may have a medical malpractice claim against the negligent medical professionals.

If doctors fail to diagnose or properly treat a mother or infant during a high-risk pregnancy, the mother may have a medical malpractice claim against the negligent medical professionals.

While expecting the birth of a new child is a wonderful time for women and their families, unfortunately, some women have complicated, high-risk pregnancies that will require special attention and potentially even special medical care before, during and after the birthing process. In such cases, it’s crucial that doctors are able to:

  • Identify the signs of high-risk pregnancy as early as possible
  • Administer the proper tests, medications or other treatments to minimize the risk to the infants in high-risk pregnancies
  • Make immediate, correct diagnoses during the birthing process to protect the baby.

Some specific factors that can contribute to high-risk pregnancies include (but are not limited to):

  • A mother having high blood pressure or diabetes during pregnancy
  • A mother being obese during pregnancy
  • A pregnant mother being over the age of 45
  • A pregnant mother smoking, drinking alcohol or using drugs during pregnancy (While illegal drugs can harm infants, so too can some prescription medications, such as SSRI antidepressants.)
  • Multiple babies (e.g., twins, triplets, etc.)
  • A baby being breached (i.e., in a position in which the feet would come out first)
  • Prolapsed umbilical cord (i.e., when the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck)

In the event that a mother has a high-risk pregnancy and doctors fail to diagnose or properly treat the mother or infant:

  • The infant has a significantly increased risk of developing serious, potentially irreversible birth injuries.
  • The mother will likely have a legitimate medical malpractice claim against the negligent or reckless doctor(s), nurse(s) and/or other medical professional(s).

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