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Negligence in Prenatal Care

So many changes occur to a woman’s body during pregnancy. There are a variety of tests, nutritional needs, management issues and other matters to health concerns to monitor and assess throughout the stages of pregnancy. Prenatal care is an essential part of any healthy pregnancy. As a soon-to-be-mother to a new baby, you want to know that you did everything right. Prenatal care is about more than a few blood tests and prenatal vitamins. Comprehensive prenatal care encompasses a wide variety of health care concerns and management issues. During this time, the doctor and your healthcare team will monitor fetal development, assess the risk of the pregnancy and educate you about what tests and potential risks and complications you might be facing due to a variety of factors.

Common Types of Negligence in Prenatal Care

  • Failing to diagnose a birth defect
  • Failure to diagnose preeclampsia
  • Failure to recommend C-section
  • Failure to diagnose a contagious disease
  • Failure to identify fetal distress
  • Failing to identify high-risk pregnancy
  • Failing to teach mother about prenatal vitamins and nutrition
  • Failing to diagnose a medical condition of the mother or baby
  • Failing to identify and treat hypertension or gestational diabetes
  • Failure to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy
  • Failing to diagnose infections during pregnancy

Risk Assessment and Management

One of the most important parts of prenatal care is risk assessment and management of health factors that could impact the safety of your pregnancy for you and your baby. Whether you have a history of high-risk pregnancies or you’re a first-time mom over the age of 35, you expect your medical team to be on top of all potential risks associated with your individual health. High-risk pregnancies can be very well managed with the proper testing, monitoring and care. Just because you’re considered high-risk, that doesn’t mean that you’re not going to have a perfectly healthy and normal pregnancy and delivery. It just means that you need to be monitored by a medical team with experience and qualifications to ensure your pregnancy goes smoothly and safely. Failing to identify a high-risk pregnancy is negligence in prenatal care.

Appropriate Timely Prenatal Testing 

Another critical part of prenatal care is appropriate and timely testing. There are so many different development stages throughout the pregnancy. Your baby is growing every day. During the pregnancy, it’s essential to have all of the appropriate testing at all the right scheduled intervals. Immediate diagnosis is essential for certain types of birth defects. Knowing what’s going on with your baby is essential to ensuring a safe and smooth pregnancy. If your doctor fails to schedule a certain test, and that leads to a negative health outcome for you or your baby, you need to contact a personal injury attorney with birth injury case experience as soon as possible.

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Birth Injuries and Negligent 
Prenatal Care

Many people don’t give much thought to prenatal care when they think of birth injuries. Unfortunately, negligence in prenatal care can very quickly snowball into dangerous labor and delivery situations. If you’re not receiving appropriate and safe prenatal care, you and your baby are at risk for potentially severe or life-threatening conditions or birth injuries. Prenatal care is essential to ensuring you are at your healthiest to carry your baby and that your baby is healthy and developing as expected.

Jackson Prenatal Negligence Care Lawyer

Every woman deserves to have safe and appropriate prenatal care. When there is negligence in prenatal care, women and babies are put at risk for injuries or worse. After any type of birth injury or medical negligence, it’s essential to speak with a lawyer about your claim. The birth of a baby should be a joyous time. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay medical bills for an injury caused by negligence in prenatal care. Let your lawyer handle the details.

If you suffered from negligence in prenatal care in or around the Jackson Metro Area, and your baby suffered from a birth injury as a result, contact the skilled and proven Personal Injury team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 265-7766 for a free case consultation today.

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