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Testing For Diabetes Is Standard When Signs Are Present

When diabetes occurs in an expectant mother’s body, the 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 inside of her. Healthcare professionals should know the signs of diabetes and run the proper tests to detect it. Unfortunately, doctors and other health care providers occasionally fail to do so, resulting in serious birth injuries for some.

At the Rocky River law offices of The Lancione Law Firm, 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 test or treat expecting mothers for diabetes. This detrimental 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 under these circumstances can cause brachial plexus injury and cephalopelvic disproportion.

What Are The Possible Effects Of Gestational Diabetes?

Two of the most common effects of gestational diabetes on an infant are macrosomia and hypoglycemia:

  • Macrosomia: This condition occurs when the fetus grows far too large 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 for both the mother and the baby.
  • 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 and if the damage could have been prevented.

Call Us If Your Child Suffered Harm Related To A High-Risk Birth

We invite you to call our Rocky River offices at 440-331-6100 or contact us online to schedule an appointment regarding diabetes, pregnancy and medical malpractice. 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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