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Advanced Maternal Age? Doctors Have A Heightened Duty Of Care.

It is more common today, especially in the United States that woman are waiting until their in their mid-thirties or older to start or add to their families. Woman are more focused on their careers than anything are choosing to wait until later on to have children. 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 because the risk of miscarriage rises with age. While the risk is about 10 percent for women in their twenties, it rises to more than 50 percent by age 45.

They may also face complications due to preexisting health conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney and heart problems
  • And many more

These conditions 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 along with other potential risks and give adequate treatment.

At the Rocky River law offices of The Lancione Law Firm, 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.

Did Your Doctors Fail To Monitor Your Pregnancy Carefully? Call Us.

If you or your family has been injured, we invite you to call our Rocky River offices at 440-331-6100 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown and other communities throughout Ohio.

Birth Injury

Birth Trauma
Causes Of Birth Injury
Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Fetal Distress During Labor
Infection
Midwife Error
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Oxygen Deficiency
Placental Abruption
Pre-eclampsia
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
Prenatal Care Errors
Preterm Delivery
Uterine Ruptures
Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
Diabetes And Pregnancy
Premature Birth
PROM And PPROM
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
Birthing Complications
Drugs Used To Arrest Labor
Errors In Inducing Labor/Pitocin Errors
Fetal Monitoring During Labor
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
Injuries From Delayed Birth
Umbilical Cord Complications
Breech Birth
Brachial Plexus Injury
Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia
Cerebral Palsy
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Infant Seizures
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Untreated Jaundice
Stillbirth
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Delayed C-Section
Emergency C-Section
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Wrongful Death
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhage
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

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