Can Gestational Diabetes be Misdiagnosed?
Gestational diabetes occurs when a woman develops an elevated level of glucose during pregnancy. If gestational diabetes is misdiagnosed or mismanaged, it may pose serious risks to both mother and child. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to malpractice related to gestational diabetes, it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side.
At The Donahey Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience representing people who have suffered due to birth injuries caused by medical malpractice. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Ohio gestational diabetes attorney.
High Blood Sugar During Pregnancy
In the course of prenatal care, doctors must be diligent in testing the expecting mother's blood pressure, glucose levels and other vital signs. When they fail to do so, mother's can develop gestational diabetes and other health problems.
Gestational diabetes can result in:
- Premature birth
- Macrosomia (excessive birth weight in a baby, which can result in shoulder dystocia injuries)
- Respiratory problems
- Brain injuries
- Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) — When low insulin levels make the body unable to use sugar as a fuel source
Our lawyers have extensive experience handling birth injury lawsuits. We have the skill and experience to identify causation in birth injury cases and to determine when medical negligence is to blame. We will do everything in our power to help you obtain compensation for the losses you have suffered.
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