Ohio Lawyer for Women Over 35 Facing Medical Malpractice
In the United States today, it is not uncommon for women to start families when they are in their mid-thirties or older. Their doctors must be aware of the potential risks involved and must act diligently to protect the mother's health and her baby's.
One of the most common risks is Down syndrome, a common chromosomal birth defect that causes affected children to have varying degrees of mental and physical problems. Women over age 35 also are at an increased risk of experiencing miscarriage. The risk of miscarriage rises with age. While it is about 10 percent for women in their twenties, it rises to more than 50 percent by age 45.
Older women also face problems conceiving and may turn to in vitro fertilization, which can cause further complications. They may also face complications due to preexisting health conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney and heart problems
These can affect the growing fetus significantly. Diabetes often contributes to birth defects and miscarriage, while high blood pressure can prevent adequate fetal growth. Doctors managing the pregnancies of older women should monitor them for these problems and give adequate treatment. If they fail to take proper actions, they should be held accountable for the harm they cause.
At the Cleveland law offices of Lancione & Lancione, PLL, we are dedicated to taking action against doctors who cause harm. Representing clients throughout Ohio, we use in-depth knowledge, combined with extensive experience and resources to help medical malpractice victims achieve the best possible results.
Contact a Cleveland Advanced Maternal Age Attorney
If you or your family has been injured, we invite you to call our Cleveland offices at 866-744-1330 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Lancione & Lancione is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown and communities throughout Ohio.