Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a serious complication during pregnancy. When doctors fail to give proper advice as to the cause of gestational diabetes, prescribe appropriate medication or handle the situation properly, serious complication can arise for both the child and the mother.

If you or your child has been injured as a result of gestational diabetes, talk with our legal team at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices. With more than 40 years of experience handling all types of birth injury claims, we have offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and our lawyers serve clients throughout the United States. Our team of attorneys benefits from the presence of a legal nursing consultant on our staff, Margaret Oberts. With a wealth of medical knowledge and experience, she assists with intake, case evaluation and trial preparation. We have a remarkable track record of successful cases.

Mishandling Of Gestational Diabetes

It is critical for doctors to provide sound advice and prescribe appropriate levels of insulin and other medications when needed. Insulin, appropriate meal plans, exercise and weight control are necessary to protect mothers and children in cases of gestational diabetes.

When gestational diabetes is present, children are at risk of high birth weight, respiratory issues, issues with blood sugar control and other serious complications. The excessive birth weight can lead to other complications in its own right, including trouble moving through the birth canal, which leads to use of forceps or vacuum devices or a c-section delivery.

Mothers are at risk of contracting diabetes themselves, high blood pressure or other problems. Obviously, the high birth weight of their children could lead to further risks for the mother, as well.

It is critical in these cases to determine whether the problems were unavoidable, natural or the result of medical negligence or error. Our legal team has extensive experience in this regard. When you meet with us in a free initial consultation, our team will explore your case and help you determine whether you have a viable claim. If you do, we will fight for you to help your family obtain the compensation you deserve for the tragedy you have been made to endure.

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