Legal Assistance for Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes
Did a medical professional misdiagnose your condition or failed to diagnose a loved one’s condition? Our medical malpractice attorneys are here to help. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
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The lawyer you retain to represent you during a birth injury claim can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. The team at Freedland Harwin Valori, PL consists of aggressive, dedicated attorneys with your family’s best interests in mind. Failure to diagnose and treat maternal issues such as gestational diabetes can result in harm to both mother and baby. If an obstetrician negligently failed to diagnose your gestational diabetes, contact us to see if you have the elements of a Florida medical malpractice claim. We might be able to help you fight for compensation for you and/or your child’s damages.
What Is Gestational Diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is a relatively common issue during pregnancy, affecting thousands of women every year. It describes, in essence, high glucose levels and extra insulin during pregnancy. To prevent complications during pregnancy, early diagnosis of gestational diabetes is crucial. This allows physicians to treat the condition, reducing the risk of harm to both the mother and the baby. Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes can lead to serious health issues, including the following harms and birth complications::
- High blood sugar levels in infant
- Extra insulin in the infant’s pancreas
- Fetal macrosomia (“fat baby” syndrome)
- Brachial plexus or shoulder dystocia injury from excessive fetal size
- Increased risk of obesity later in life
- Increased risk of labor and delivery problems
- Early delivery risks, including respiratory distress in premature infants
- Increased risk of preeclampsia
- Development of type 2 diabetes in mother
- Increased risk of gestational diabetes in subsequent pregnancies
When symptoms of gestational diabetes present in an expecting mother, it is an obstetrician or gynecologist’s (OBGYN’s) duty to detect them, order appropriate tests, and diagnose the condition in a timely manner. That way, the mother can begin treatment. Changing diet, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight can all potentially treat gestational diabetes before it adversely affects the mother and infant. Failure to fulfill an OBGYN’s duties to diagnose gestational diabetes on time to prevent harm, resulting in injuries to the mother or child, is medical malpractice.
How to Prove a Gestational Diabetes Claim
As a mother, experiencing gestational diabetes can be traumatic. Finding out that injuries to yourself or your child might have happened because of the negligence of an OBGYN can be even more distressing. As soon as you suspect that this is the case, contact a birth injury attorney. Freedland Harwin Valori, PL offers free confidential consultations with attorneys so that parents can learn their rights at no cost or obligation. During your evaluation, we’ll listen to your story and tell you if we believe your case has merit in the Florida civil courts.
You might have a medical malpractice claim for failure to treat gestational diabetes if you can prove that the OBGYN or other party owed you a duty of care, neglected this duty, and in doing so caused your or your baby’s injuries. A skilled lawyer can help you with your burden of proof, as well as with the full filing process. To schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys about your FTD claim, call (954) 467-6400 or visit us online.
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