Gestational Diabetes

Failure to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes Lawyer Wilmington Delaware

During pregnancy it’s very important to test for gestational diabetes.  It’s common around the 26th week of your pregnancy to develop gestational diabetes and this does not mean that you had diabetes prior to pregnancy or that you’ll continue to have diabetes after pregnancy.

It’s estimated that 18% of pregnancies will result in gestational diabetes.  This is why it’s very important to make sure that your physician is testing your blood sugar levels to ensure that it’s noticed and diagnosed properly. When it is not diagnosed it’s very important to hold the physician liable.  At that time it’s crucial to have an experienced Gestational Diabetes Misdiagnosis Attorney.

Misdiagnose of Gestational Diabetes Attorneys in Delaware

The Wilmington, Delaware Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni, P.A. has extensive experience handling medical malpractice from a misdiagnosis. Their Wilmington, Delaware office can be reached at 302-995-6210 and their Baltimore, Maryland office can be reached at 410-385-5612.

It is very important that physicians are taking the steps necessary for a proper diagnosis of gestational diabetes.  When this diagnosis is missed, other complications can occur.  Complications could be:

  • Premature birth
  • Macrosomia (excessive birth weight in a baby, which can result in shoulder dystocia injuries)
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Respiratory problems
  • Brain injuries
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) — When low insulin levels make the body unable to use sugar as a fuel source

Contact a Wilmington Delaware Medical Malpractice Attorney

 If you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed for gestational diabetes please call The Law Office of Shelsby & Leoni, P.A. Their Wilmington, Delaware law office can be reached at 302-995-6210 and their Baltimore, Maryland office can be reached at 302-385-5612.  You can also click here to email a Wilmington Delaware Gestational Diabetes Misdiagnosis Lawyer

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