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Maternal Risk Factors

Our Chicago, IL birth injury attorneys fight for families

Doctors need to carefully monitor a woman’s health during pregnancy. That’s because there are so many medical issues that can arise that can threaten the health and well-being of women when they’re pregnant.

Numerous tests exist to diagnose common health problems among pregnant women. Many women also choose to see an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) who specializes in women’s health during their pregnancy.

But even the most experienced doctors sometimes miss the warning signs that something’s wrong with a woman’s health. And when they do, the consequences can be catastrophic. Along with birth injuries to the child, the mother herself can develop serious or even life-threatening health problems.

That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced birth injury attorney on your side, defending your rights. That’s why you need a lawyer from Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices investigating your claim and working with you to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Common birth injury risk factors

There are many medical issues doctors need to carefully monitor in women throughout their pregnancy. In particular, doctors need to be aware of the risk factors often associated with serious health problems involving pregnant women. These risk factors include:

  • Women with pre-existing health conditions, including:
    • Previous miscarriages
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Obesity
  • Women carrying more than one fetus.
  • Women less than 17 years old.
  • Women older than 35 years old.
  • Women who previously had a caesarean, a medical issue known as Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC).
  • Women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy.
  • Pelvic insufficiency fractures.
  • Women with a history of high blood pressure, often known as hypertension.
  • Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy, often known as preeclampsia.

Many other factors can affect the health and well-being of women and their babies during pregnancy. Whatever medical issue you’re dealing with, if you believe your injury occurred because of someone else’s negligence, contact our law firm today. We can explain all the legal options available to you.

How our birth injury lawyers can help you

When medical professionals make mistakes, they’re often reluctant to admit they did anything wrong. This is especially true if a woman develops a serious health problem during pregnancy. That’s because the stakes are often so high, especially if a wrongful death occurred.

The financial impact of an injury to a woman during her pregnancy can add up to hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. That’s why hospitals, insurance companies and anyone else responsible for compensating you often do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim.

They don’t intimidate us. That’s because we’re driven by our passion to help people when they need our help the most. We know that the money we secure for injury victims and their families can often make a dramatic difference in their lives. That’s why we want to help you.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Schedule your free case evaluation today.