As shown in a number of medical journals, getting a prompt and accurate diagnosis is a key part of treating any condition. When the condition occurs in a pregnant mother or developing fetus, missing a diagnosis or giving the wrong diagnosis can be life-threatening or life-altering for both the mother and the baby.
If your doctor failed to diagnose a significant condition and your child sustained additional injuries or endured unnecessary pain and suffering because of it, you may be able to pursue legal action to hold the doctor or hospital liable and recover compensation to help you pay medical bills, ongoing care costs, and more. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can help. Call 1-844-908-0346, or complete our contact form, today to speak with a birth injury lawyer for failure to diagnose in your state who will review your case for free.
An Accurate Diagnosis Is Key in Getting the Necessary Treatment and Care
According to Embryology, doctors must monitor the mother’s and baby’s health during pregnancy. Many disorders and conditions can be dangerous or debilitating if not treated promptly. Babies with spina bifida, for example, may require in-utero surgery to repair the opening in their spine. If the doctor fails to diagnose their condition, they will likely be born paralyzed and may have other significant health complications.
Other conditions doctors may fail to diagnose include:
- Maternal infections
- Gestational diabetes
- Intrauterine growth restriction
- Fetal Macrosomia (large baby)
- Down Syndrome
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Congenital heart defects
- Other serious congenital disabilities and conditions
Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at 1-844-908-0346 or fill out our contact form. We will connect you with a birth injury lawyer for failure to diagnose in your state who will review your case for free.
Your Family May Be Able to Hold the Doctor or Hospital Liable
A birth injury lawyer can evaluate your child’s medical malpractice case. During this consultation, you will discuss the facts of your case, and they will explain:
- Your rights
- Whether the facts of your case are grounds for a malpractice suit
- Your legal options
- Any deadline that may apply in your case based on state law
- The next steps you need to take
If you and your attorney decide to take legal action, your attorney will help you collect evidence, enlist the help of medical expert witnesses, and prove negligence and liability. Then, they will attempt to negotiate an out-of-court agreement or file a lawsuit.
If your attorney recovers damages on your family’s behalf, they may include compensation to cover:
- Medical care costs related to your child’s birth injury
- Future medical care costs
- Ongoing care costs
- Out-of-pocket costs related to their treatment and care
- Pain and suffering damages
Most birth injury medical malpractice attorneys offer free case reviews and handle this type of case on a contingency basis. You will pay little or nothing out of pocket, and they only get paid if and when they compensation on your behalf. You have nothing to lose by discussing your case with a medical malpractice attorney near you today.
Talk to a Birth Injury Lawyer About Your Case Today
To connect with a birth injury lawyer for failure to diagnose who handles cases in your state, reach out to the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today. You can complete the contact form or dial 1-844-908-0346 today.