When a pregnant woman’s blood glucose levels remain consistently high during the pregnancy, she has gestational diabetes. While the risks to a developing baby are not usually as severe as other conditions may cause, one serious risk is that the extra glucose available to the fetus will result in a baby so large it can’t fit through the birth canal.
For women in New Orleans who intended to deliver naturally, and who intended to deliver their subsequent children without a C-section, untreated gestational diabetes can represent a significant injury to them.
Women count on their physicians to diagnose and treat common medical conditions during pregnancy so every precaution can be taken to protect their babies.
Because gestational diabetes is so common, testing should be a routine part of your prenatal care. If your test results showed markers for gestational diabetes and your doctor simply missed it, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
At The Gertler Law Firm, our experienced team of attorneys offers you a free, no risk consultation to evaluate whether you need an attorney for Gestational Diabetes misdiagnosis. Call us today at (504) 581-6411 and talk to an experienced New Orleans medical malpractice attorney today.