Post Term Pregnancy
If your child has suffered a birth injury that was caused by issues related to a post term pregnancy, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. It is important to act quickly and consult a dedicated Baltimore birth injury attorney who can help you take legal action against the at-fault party. At Arfaa Law Group, we understand how traumatic birth injuries may be for an entire family. You can trust us to provide compassionate representation at every step of the way.Seeking Compensation for Malpractice in a Post Term Pregnancy
Most pregnancies terminate at around 40 weeks of gestation age. The normal term for pregnancies is between 37 and 40 weeks. If a pregnancy lasts longer than this time, it is known as a post term pregnancy. This condition unfortunately may be very dangerous for a baby. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the health risks that may be associated with post term pregnancy include fetal macrosomia, placental insufficiency, and meconium aspiration. Other risks include cervical rupture, perineal injury, bleeding after the delivery, and labor dystocia.
It is important to be aware that proper treatment for a post term pregnancy may help prevent or reduce the aforementioned risks. If a medical professional mishandled a post term pregnancy, and this is what caused your baby’s harm, you may be able to sue that professional for medical malpractice. In Maryland, medical malpractice takes place when a health care professional fails to use the level of care that a reasonably prudent health care professional would have used in the same or similar circumstances, and this inflicts an injury or death.
Not all adverse outcomes are results of medical malpractice. Instead, what the court will examine is whether or not the medical professional made a reasonable decision that would be medically acceptable in that specialty, based on the situation at the time. This involves taking the patient’s medical history into account and the protocols that govern procedures in the defendant’s specialty.
Most medical malpractice cases must be filed within a certain time frame, known as the statute of limitations. Failing to file within this time limit could mean losing your right to be heard by a court altogether. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for injuries involving children may be quite complicated. This is another reason why it is important to consult a medical malpractice attorney who is experienced in this area of the law.Contact a Baltimore Attorney for Your Birth Injury Claim
If you or your child was injured as a result of post term pregnancy complications, it is important to speak to a skilled Baltimore birth injury lawyer who can explore the facts of your case. At Arfaa Law Group, we have represented many families throughout Maryland who need a medical malpractice attorney to explain their options and assert their rights. To set up a free appointment to discuss your legal rights and options, call us at 410-889-1850 or contact us online.