Unfortunately, not all pregnancies go smoothly. There are multiple reasons
that pregnancies can become high risk and few of these reasons are within
a mother’s control. The ability to properly monitor and care for
the growing infant is, however, within the doctor’s control and
if they fail to do so, they need to be held accountable.
When doctors fail to give proper care and when their actions cause harm
to a child, they should be held responsible. At the Rocky River law offices
of The Lancione Law Firm, we are dedicated to taking action against negligent
health care providers by filing medical malpractice lawsuits in Ohio courts.
Many of the cases we handle involve high-risk pregnancies and related factors:
- Advanced maternal age: Women that over age 35 are more likely to face complications
in their pregnancies. Accordingly, their doctors must closely monitor
the health of both the mother and the child.
- Mothers with diabetes: Diabetes raises the risk of problems for babies
and mothers because it can increase the levels of blood glucose aka sugar
in the blood. Too much glucose is not good for growing babies and can
cause serious complications.
- A history of premature birth: Premature infants are more susceptible to
infections, respiratory and developmental problems than other infants.
This is why doctors should do everything possible to provide top quality
medical care. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
- PROM and PPROM (premature rupture of membranes): When pre-term premature
rupture of membranes occurs during pregnancy, labor should begin quickly.
However, when it does not, it should be induced. Failure to do so may
cause significant problems for infants potentially causing birth injuries.
- Suspected large fetus: Women carrying large fetuses also face potential
problems, such as cephalopelvic disproportion. This is a condition when
the infant is too large to fit through the mother’s pelvis during delivery.
- Twins, triplets and multiples: When mothers carry multiple infants, they
also face potential problems. Doctors must take appropriate care to make
sure that all babies are healthy as well as the mother.
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We invite you to call our Rocky River offices at (440) 220-4439 or
contact us online to schedule an appointment. The Lancione Law Firm, is proud to serve clients
throughout Ohio in places including Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron
and Youngstown, as well as other communities.