Macrosomia is a by-product of gestational diabetes in pregnant women. This disorder results in an abnormally large child. Medically speaking a baby born with Macrosomia weight over 8 pounds, 13 ounces. In the United States about 10% of children born have macrosomia. Delivering a child with macrosomia makes for a more difficult, and dangerous delivery. This is true of mother and child. As macrosomia is typically the end result of a pregnant woman having undiagnosed gestational diabetes you may be able to seek legal recourse by filing a medical malpractice, aka medical negligence, lawsuit. Our Delaware and Maryland birth injury lawyers handling macrosomia lawsuits are here to help you and your child get the benefits and compensation you deserve.
With offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland they have the ability to help you throughout both states. This includes New Castle County, Kent County, Sussex County, Cecil County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Charles County and the Eastern Shore.
Causes & Risk Factors Of Baby Being Born With Macrosomia
Macrosomia is caused by the mother having gestational diabetes but it not being diagnosed or not being accurately. In addition to a medical misdiagnosis it can also be caused by the mother being obese, genetics and in utero medical conditions.
In addition to the causes above macrosomia there are certain risk factors that can lead to a child born with macrosomia. These are the mother being overweight before becoming pregnant, being diabetic prior to getting pregnant, hypertension (high blood pressure), are over age 35, have had a child with macrosomia previously, being 2 weeks past due date and gaining too much weight during pregnancy.
Symptoms & Other Health Issues Of Child With Macrosomia
The biggest symptom of a child having macrosomia is the kid weighing more than 8 lbs., 13 oz. This is regardless of a child being born prematurely, on time or late. if you had a child who was born with macrosomia you may be entitled to benefits and compensation so contacting our Delaware & Maryland birth injury lawyers who handle macrosomia lawsuits is a wise move.
As a child with macrosomia grows up they are much more likely to struggle with health issues like obesity, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes and metabolic disorder.
Contact Our Injury Attorneys Handling Macrosomia Lawsuits
No matter where in Delaware or Maryland your child’s injury occurred in our birth injury lawyers can help. They provide free case examinations and charge nothing if they do not recover on behalf of you and your child. You can contact them via email here. Also, feel free to seek additional information via their YouTube channels, Facebook and Instagram pages.
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