Ohio Pregnancy Glucose Levels Lawyer
Diabetes occurs when a mother's body is unable to properly process sugars in the blood. As a result, blood glucose rises to abnormally high levels, which can harm the growing fetus. Doctors should know the signs of diabetes and should run the proper tests to detect it. Unfortunately, doctors and other health care providers occasionally fail to do so.
At the Cleveland law offices of Lancione & Lancione, PLL, we are dedicated to holding doctors accountable for their mistakes. Our clients include birth injury victims and their families throughout Ohio. Many were involved in high-risk pregnancies that were incorrectly treated by physicians, nurses and hospitals.
As experienced lawyers, we have seen firsthand the serious consequences of failing to treat expecting mothers for diabetes. This failure can lead to brain injury and fetal death. Too much glucose to the fetus can also act as a powerful growth hormone, causing the infant to become too large for a safe birth. Delivering a child in these circumstances can cause brachial plexus injury and cephalopelvic disproportion.
The Effects of Gestational Diabetes on Your Baby
Two of the most common effects of gestational diabetes on an infant are macrosomia and hypoglycemia:
- Macrosomia: This condition occurs when the fetus grows much larger than normal because of high levels of sugar in the mother's blood. These high levels cause the baby to convert excess sugar into body fat. Large fetal size can be dangerous during labor and delivery.
- Hypoglycemia: If your child has been harmed by untreated diabetes — either gestational diabetes, type 1 or type 2 diabetes — you may be able to take legal action. Our legal team can help. When we accept a birth injury case, we conduct a thorough review of the medical records involved. We may also consult with highly qualified medical experts to learn exactly how a doctor's negligence caused the damage.
Cleveland Diabetes and Pregnancy Attorney
We invite you to call our Cleveland offices at 866-744-1330 or contact us online to schedule an appointment regarding diabetes, pregnancy and medical malpractice. Lancione & Lancione is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown and communities throughout Ohio.
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