Expecting moms do whatever they can to protect their own health and the health of their baby, so it may come as a shock and be extremely worrisome when gestational diabetes unexpectedly becomes a serious issue. Fortunately, gestational diabetes can be controlled through medication and a proper diet. However, unrecognized gestational diabetes greatly increases the risk of birth defects and health problems affecting a child.
It's possible for prenatal healthcare providers to screen for gestational diabetes, so there's no excuse for it to go unrecognized. As such, when a child's well-being is affected by unrecognized gestational diabetes, our Connecticut attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin believe that the doctor responsible for this oversight should be held accountable through a medical malpractice claim.
Consequences of Unrecognized Gestational Diabetes
A woman's hormones change during pregnancy, which can affect the ability to tolerate glucose and allows for the development of gestational diabetes. Unrecognized gestational diabetes can have many consequences including:
- Excessive birth weight
- Early birth
- Respiratory distress syndrome
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Developing type 2 diabetes later in life
Prenatal care providers are supposed to monitor a pregnant woman's changing health and hormones to make sure that these changes don't have dangerous consequences for either her or her baby.
Contact an Unrecognized Gestational Diabetes Lawyer in Connecticut
At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our legal team believes that you should not have to deal with the pain of seeing your baby suffer because a negligent prenatal care doctor failed to diagnose gestational diabetes. Thus, if your child has been harmed by unrecognized gestational diabetes, call 860.322.5302 today. We are dedicated to fighting for the compensation that victims of this carelessness deserve and might be able to help you.