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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Asserts Prenatal Negligence

A recent lawsuit examined the circumstances under which a lab may be found negligent for prenatal testing errors. Prenatal negligence includes a wide variety of circumstances pertaining to the care of a mother during pregnancy. For example, it may include the failure of an obstetrician to ensure that the mother receives proper prenatal care and education throughout her pregnancy. It may also include the failure to address complications that may arise during a pregnancy, whether to the mother or child, and to take steps to identify and prevent potential risk. Additionally, where warranted, obstetricians must also ensure that parents are provided with the opportunity for genetic testing.

In a recent lawsuit a woman asserted that her twins were stillborn as the result of improper prenatal care. This situation revolved around the obstetrician's failure to monitor and address the mothers risk. According to the complaint, the woman had undiagnosed pre-eclampsia. As the result of the undiagnosed preeclampsia she suffered hypovolemic shock, tachychardia and massive hemorraghing the complaint stated. At just past 33 weeks she delivered the two babies stillborn. She recached a settlement with the hospital and doctors for $4.2 million.

Prenatal negligence can take many different forms. Unfortunately, when it does occur the results can be devastating and catastrophic for the families involved. For more information or if you believe that you or your child may have suffered an injury as the result of prenatal negligence, please contact the experienced California birth injury lawyers at Bostwick Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.

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