Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Prenatal Delivery Complications
Medical complications can occur during the delivery of a new baby, and doctors are prepared to handle such complications. However, sometimes, complications occur that doctors or nurse midwives overlook. Complications can take many forms and can occur during the prenatal period as well as during the baby’s delivery that could be considered Connecticut medical malpractice.
Prenatal complications including gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac disease, renal (kidney) complications or blood clotting abnormalities may require on-going management during the pregnancy. If your obstetrician/gynecologist failed to refer you or your loved one to a specialist for specialized management of a condition and permanent injury occurred, this may be Connecticut medical malpractice.
During the delivery, there are medical complications that require quick recognition and management in order to prevent injury and even death. Those injuries include uterine ruptures, cervical lacerations, liver injuries and clotting abnormalities. Ways in which these injuries could occur include:
- Vaginal breech delivery
- Cesarean (C-section) delivery
- Uterine rupture
- Postpartum hemorrhage
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Preeclampsia and eclampsia
- HELLP syndrome
If disability or death followed delivery, your’s or your loved one’s medical records should be examined. A Connecticut medical malpractice case is complex. The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan are experienced in handling cases like this. Call our office to set up a consultation with doctor/attorney Robert Messey and nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan.