Gestational diabetes is a serious medical condition often associated with birth injuries. The term is used to describe a form of diabetes (high glucose levels in the blood) that affects pregnant women. Doctors do not know exactly what causes gestational diabetes, but there are risk factors physicians should be aware of and closely monitor throughout the mother’s pregnancy.
Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes or properly manage it can be dangerous to both the health and well-being of the mother and the fetus. That’s why it’s critical that doctors closely monitor a woman’s health throughout her pregnancy.
If you believe your child’s birth injury is due to gestational diabetes, our experienced birth injury attorneys at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices, PC can help you every step of the way. With more than 40 years of experience, our law firm knows what evidence to look for and how to build a strong, successful legal case. Results matter here – and so do you.
Risk factors often associated with gestational diabetes that doctors need to be aware of during a woman’s pregnancy include:
Doctors need to closely monitor women during their pregnancy and regularly conduct tests to determine if the mother has gestational diabetes or another serious medical condition.
When gestational diabetes is present, children are at risk of high birth weight, respiratory issues, issues with blood sugar control, and other serious complications. The excessive birth weight can lead to other complications in its own right, including trouble moving through the birth canal, which leads to the use of forceps or vacuum devices or a C-section delivery.
Doctors and other medical professionals often deny doing anything wrong. The same is true of insurance companies representing them. They will often do everything they can to reduce or deny your injury claim. That’s because they know there are often hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars at stake.
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