Everyone makes a big deal about the care women receive while pregnant — and for good reason. Proper prenatal care can help ensure the health and safety of both mom and baby. If a mom or baby suffers an injury, or worse, due to receiving improper prenatal care, according to Oregon laws the medical doctor and team responsible may be held accountable.
What is proper prenatal care?
Proper prenatal care involves regularly scheduled visits to a medical provider who should run routine testing and screenings to ensure everything is moving along smoothly. The provider looks at blood and urine samples and checks blood pressure. It’s also important to keep an eye on any pre-existing conditions. The baby should also be screened for any problems, including possible birth defects.
What is improper prenatal care?
Obviously, anything opposite of what was listed above is improper prenatal care. If a doctor fails to diagnose any problems because routine screenings were not performed, or if no action was taken when problems were noted, that is improper prenatal care. There is no excuse for it.
Seek compensation for your losses
If you or your child suffered because your doctor or the medical team failed to administer proper prenatal care, you do not have to sit by and take it. According to Oregon laws, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your resulting losses. Doing so may prove challenging, as it may take a lot of investigative work to prove improper prenatal care occurred and contributed to your losses, but legal counsel will know where to look and what questions to ask to get the information needed. To learn more about this topic, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.