Failure to Account for Pregnancy Risk Factors
When pregnant women go to their doctors for prenatal treatment, they expect their doctors will assess their risk factors for a range of conditions that may ultimately affect the health and well-being of their child. When risk factors do present themselves, medical teams should intervene appropriately and take steps to prevent crisis during gestation and delivery.
Among the wide range of risk factors, doctors know to be cautious about:
Exposure to nicotine and alcohol
Maternal diabetes, hyperthyroidism or high blood pressure
Biochemical genetic disorders
Low birth weight
Many parents of children with cerebral palsy have positive experiences with their doctors. Sometimes, however, medical teams do not meet the standard of care expected of them. A team may not sufficiently monitor a known risk factor during pregnancy, and therefore prompt intervention may not occur when necessary to prevent injury to the child’s developing brain.
Parents want the best for their children. They also have the right to ask questions about the care they received during pregnancy and after their child was born. More often than not, parents do not get the answers they deserve from the medical professionals. A hospital may enter a type of damage control following a cerebral palsy diagnosis. This is a red flag.
You may want more information on how an investigation into your child’s cerebral palsy is conducted.
Our dedicated team can help you.
Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieve pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.
Mark Berry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. Mark’s practice is primarily focused on ICBC injury claims. He is dedicated to ensuring that you are properly compensated for any harm suffered.
Chris Lee, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Chris maintains a mixed practice of both ICBC and medical negligence files. He is committed to righting the wrongs suffered by innocent people, ensuring their dignity is respected and that they receive proper compensation. His diligence, analytical skills and empathy enable him to provide superior junior counsel work.
Maida Collins, Paralegal
Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Lisa Novak, Paralegal
Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Melissa Chu, Paralegal
Melissa assists the firm with both ICBC claims and medical negligence files. Her duties include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation and trial preparation. Melissa’s positive nature creates a safe and inclusive environment for everyone around her.
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