When to Sue for Pregnancy Complications

One of the most challenging things to accept with pregnancy is the sometimes unavoidable complications that can seriously injure mother or baby. But these complications should never arise due to the negligent or irresponsible conduct of your health care provider. 

If you suffered pregnancy complications that could have been prevented, avoided, or handled more appropriately, you may be able to hold those responsible to account. An experienced Kentucky birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, could help you get justice for your suffering.

Common Types of Pregnancy Complications 

Pregnancy complications themselves are not abnormal. There are many different issues that can arise during otherwise healthy pregnancies. Some of the most common types of pregnancy complications Wilt and Thompson, PLLC handle include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Preeclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Infections
  • Preterm labor
  • Placental abruption
  • Low-lying placenta
  • High or low levels of amniotic fluid
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth

But just because these types of pregnancy complications happen doesn’t mean they happen naturally. If your health care provider is at fault for your pregnancy complications, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Claim

In order to have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must be able to show the court or the insurance company that your health care provider’s negligence caused you injury or illness. There must have been a breach in the medical duty of care for you to win your case. 

For medical malpractice lawsuits involving pregnancy complications, your lawyer must show that your health care provider should have been able to diagnose and/or treat the pregnancy complication. You must also show that this mistake is responsible for causing the injuries you or your baby endured. 

Your lawyer can analyze the details of your case to determine whether you have a valid lawsuit and how best to proceed. 

Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Kentucky

If you suspect that your pregnancy complications were caused by the negligent care of your health care provider, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to an experienced Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC to bring the liable party to justice. 

Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you call our office at 502-253-9110. Or fill out our online contact form included at the bottom of this page and we’ll reach out to you.