When a doctor makes a mistake, it can result in a serious health problem or even death.

Seattle Pregnancy Complications Attorney

For decades, health concerns regarding the birth of a baby focused on the child, but that has changed. Hospitals are seeing an increase in medical problems in mothers, including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

Medical professionals today are aware that even a healthy pregnant woman can experience complications at any point. Regular appointments allow obstetricians and nurses to ensure that a pregnancy is progressing normally and the mother is in good health. When a medical professional fails to diagnose or properly treat a medical complication during this sensitive time, the complication can go on to cause significant injuries to either the mother or her baby.

Attorney Steven R. Pruzan is one of the few lawyers in Washington state who focuses solely on medical malpractice. During more than 35 years working in this highly complex area of law, Mr. Pruzan has established himself as an attorney who does not hesitate to go to court when a fair settlement cannot be reached.

Birth Injuries Lawyer Serving Tacoma, Olympia And Beyond

Even before you become pregnant, your doctor should evaluate your health for conditions that could result in a high risk pregnancy. Potential mothers whose doctors do not screen them for pre-pregnancy conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity put both child and mother at risk for a high-risk pregnancy.

Conditions that can occur during pregnancy that may increase the risk of injury or death to the mother and child include:

  • Maternal infection
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Meconium in the amniotic fluid
  • Decreased fetal movement
  • Abnormal fetal heart rate
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Pre-term labor
  • Post-dated or post-term pregnancy

Many of these conditions can cause injury during pregnancy or during the birthing process. Injuries can be suffered by both the mother and the infant, causing long-term disability, serious injury, suffering and even death.

The Seattle law firm of Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan pursues maximum compensation for parents and their child who have suffered due to negligence on the part of a physician or other medical professional. Our experienced Seattle pregnancy complications lawyer can answer your questions and recommend the best steps to take next during a free consultation. Call 206-388-5038 or email us to schedule an appointment.