Birth Injuries and High Risk Pregnancies
The incredible, overwhelming joy of pregnancy and childbirth is truly one of the most amazing life experiences that we get. While largely portrayed as a life changing, magical time in media and in the medical field – There is also often a very heartbreaking and tragic side to pregnancies and childbirth.
It is estimated that out of every 1,000 babies born across the US each day, 6-8 of those experience a birth injury. While that number may seem to be a ‘small percentage’ as a statistic, the vast impact this will have on the child and on the family is undeniable. High risk pregnancy and physician failure to properly plan, monitor and deliver during a high-risk pregnancy is a very serious contributing factor.
High Risk Pregnancy
To have an easy, healthy pregnancy may seem to be a fairy tale for many. Every person is different, and the human body can react differently from one child to carrying the next! It is incredibly important that your physician is thorough, thoughtful and able to effectively and safely handle your pregnancy and delivery.
The US Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute of Health define a high-risk pregnancy as a pregnancy that threatens the life of the mother, or of the fetus. There are many common factors that can contribute to this.
- Existing Medical Condition
- Pregnancy with Multiples
- Previous Pregnancy Complications
- Obesity and Weight
- Age of Mother
What About Other Factors, Less Commonly Recognized?
It is your physicians’ job to predict, assess and monitor – Along with listening to feedback you are providing along the way. Failure to recognize a complication or medical condition can have tragic results. High risk pregnancies can certainly complicate carrying to term and safe delivery, but have a physician that is ill prepared will certainly not help the situation.
- Complications arising from pregnancy
- New or worsening threats
- Clotting disorders, excessive clotting
- Genetic conditions
- New health issues (cancers, disease)
If you or a loved ones’ baby has been injured as a result of a high risk pregnancy, contact Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. immediately. Our attorneys will aggressively pursue your case and work to help you or your loved one obtain fair compensation.
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