Throughout a woman’s pregnancy, a doctor performs routine tests and screens to check for any abnormalities or potential problems. If any issues are detected that relate to the health, well-being and viability of either the mother or fetus, swift action must be taken with regard to proper treatment or intervention.
In cases where a mother is 20 or more weeks pregnant and loses a baby, serious questions must be asked, investigated and answered with regard to what happened and who may be at fault. At Gash & Associates, P.C., our lawyers provide compassionate representation and fierce advocacy to parents and families who have suffered the unbearable loss of an unborn child.
There are several maternal and fetal conditions that increase the risk of fetal trauma or demise.
In the mother, risk factors include:
In a fetus, the risk of death increases when one or more of the following conditions are present:
If a doctor fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses any of these health conditions or concerns and a fetal death occurs, we will take swift legal action to discover these oversights and errors.