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Failure to Monitor the Mother

When a woman first learns she is pregnant, a doctor may schedule tests to help ensure that the chemical balance in the mother is normal and the pregnancy is proceeding normally. In the second and third trimester, additional tests are needed to ensure that the mother remains healthy and the fetus is developing well. During pregnancy and labor, additional testing and monitoring is needed to deliver a baby safely.

If at any point during the pregnancy, there is not careful monitoring for any existing or developing conditions or ailments, serious birth injury can occur. Each year, serious birth injuries in Miami and area hospitals occur because medical staff do not correctly monitor pregnant women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. If you have suffered an injury and believe that medical negligence in Miami or area hospitals was a factor, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your situation. You may be entitled to compensation that can help pay for medical costs, lost income, and other expenses.

Proper Monitoring Of the Mother During Pregnancy

Throughout the pregnancy, it is important that the mother is monitored for:

  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Cervical problems
  • Infection of the bladder, uterus, or vagina
  • Placenta previa
  • Cardiac issues
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Placental abruption
  • Too much amniotic fluid
  • Signs of early labor

During labor and delivery, it is important to monitor both the infant and mother. The mother needs to be monitored for:

  • Blood pressure changes
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Breathing problems
  • Blood sugar level drops
  • Dehydration or exhaustion
  • Distress
  • Emotional upset or signs of risk factors for postpartum depression
  • Cardiac issues
  • Complications
  • Infection

Any time that there is an existing condition or a risk factor that can cause a serious problem, medical staff should carefully evaluate the mother and the fetus for potential issues. Any time that a pregnant woman reports an issue or symptoms, medical staff should engage the proper monitoring techniques to anticipate and treat any potential problems with a pregnancy. Failure to do so can lead to stillbirths, brain injuries, and other birth injuries.

At the Flaxman Law Group, we understand what is at stake when a child suffers injuries due to medical negligence. The legal team has dealt with many families who have been devastated by brain injuries and other birth injuries caused by medical negligence. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group has overseen many medical negligence cases in Miami and across South Florida as well as a number of other personal injury cases. To date, the legal staff has recovered more than $25 million over more than 25 years of advocacy. During that time, the Flaxman Law Group has accumulated a network of medical experts, expert witnesses, and investigators that can help the team develop strong cases on behalf of clients. During each step of the way, the Flaxman Law Group takes care of all the details so that patients can focus on healing. The aim of the Flaxman Law Group is to provide compassionate and aggressive pursuit all of rights so that victims have the compensation that they need to live their lives as fully as possible. To get more information, contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free consultation.