OB-GYNs, nurses and other medical personnel have a responsibility to correctly diagnose and appropriately treat pregnancy complications. If they don’t, both the mother and the baby may suffer needless harm.
At the Houston, Texas, law offices of B. L. Jensen, L.P., our attorney is here to vigorously represent clients throughout the area who have been injured due to medical negligence. Let us fight for the full amount of compensation you and your family deserve. For a free consultation, call us at (toll free 832-460-3366).
Errors Can Range From Wrong Diagnosis To Wrong Medication
The pregnancy process is a marvel of complexity. Because it is so complex, however, all kinds of medical mistakes can threaten the health of the mother or infant. Here are a few of the most common mistakes:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis: If a doctor fails to test a pregnant woman for gestational diabetes or misreads the ultrasound images, for instance, significant complications could go unnoticed and untreated until it is too late to repair the damage.
- Failure to provide appropriate treatment: Sometimes a medical error is due to miscommunication. A nurse may notice signs of fetal distress, but fail to report it, for instance. Such lapses mean that the mother and child don’t receive the treatment they need.
- Administering incorrect medications: The wrong amount of a labor-inducing drug can sometimes contribute to uterine rupture, or a painkiller may interact dangerously with other prescription medications.
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Contact an attorney at our law firm to get more information about pregnancy complications and to schedule a free initial consultation. At the law offices of B. L. Jensen, L.P., our Houston lawyers aggressively pursue damages for those who have been injured by the negligence of doctors and other medical personnel. Call (toll free 832-460-3366) or email us for an appointment today.