High-Risk Pregnancy Situations that may Harm Fetus Health
Thousands of babies experience defects or trauma in the United States every year. Some of these incidents are the result of the failure of healthcare providers to treat and/or manage a high-risk pregnancy.
The following conditions could indicate a high-risk pregnancy:
- Maternal Age: Teenage mothers and mothers who are older than 35 may be at higher risk of pregnancy-related complications.
- Medical Conditions: A pregnancy might be classified as high-risk if the mother is suffering from certain medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, cardiac ailments, sexually transmitted diseases, or cancer. It is critical that doctors exercise extreme caution when administering treatment for these conditions or diseases to ensure fetus health is not compromised. Women who develop gestational diabetes and other conditions during pregnancy must also receive proper treatment.
- Lifestyle Factors: Women who smoke, drink alcohol and use drugs can put their child at greater risk for birth defects or injuries. Talk to your doctor about your lifestyle choices and how they may impact fetus and maternal health during pregnancy.
- Complications During Pregnancy: Some pregnancies are affected by Rh incompatibility or complications involving the cervix, uterus, etc. These problems should be detected and properly managed by healthcare professionals.
All the above-mentioned high-risk pregnancy situations demand that doctors, obstetricians, and mid-wives carefully consider any treatment they may administer to the pregnant woman in order to safeguard fetus health.
Legal Help for Medical Malpractice Victims in Cleveland
If a healthcare provider fails to assess the treatment’s risk to the child or fails to take appropriate steps to treat the mother’s or fetus’s condition, he or she could be considered negligent. The attorneys at The Becker Law Firm help victims of medical malpractice in Cleveland and nearby communities. Contact us at (440) 252-4399 for a free case evaluation.