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New York City Gestational Diabetes Attorneys

When health care providers fail to test for and treat gestational diabetes, they put both mothers and their unborn children at risk of serious birth injuries.

With years of experience and over 300 verdicts, Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, has what it takes to guide our New York City clients through medical malpractice claims. Our birth injury lawyers protect your rights and fight to see justice served.

What Is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a common pregnancy-related complication in women with no prior history of diabetes. It affects 2%-10% of pregnancies, per the Centers For Disease Control.

How Can You Know If You Have Gestational Diabetes?

Some women develop fatigue, blurred eyesight, increased urination and other issues that signal a problem, but gestational diabetes often presents no symptoms. However, it can be detected through routine screening tests, which are typically done between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.

What Dangers Does Untreated Gestational Diabetes Present To An Unborn Child?

If undetected, gestational diabetes can cause various dangers to the fetus, including excessive birth weight that can lead to a difficult delivery and injuries to both the mother and child. Fetal and maternal death due to complications of diabetes is also possible.

When Is Gestational Diabetes A Sign Of Medical Malpractice In New York?

Gestational diabetes might considered a sign of medical malpractice in the following scenarios:

  • The provider failed to screen the mother for gestational diabetes
  • The provider incorrectly diagnosed gestational diabetes as another condition
  • The provider’s treatment for gestational diabetes was inadequate
  • The provider failed to adequately monitor the mother and child during the delivery

Any time a medical provider negligently manages the care of a pregnant woman with gestational diabetes and harm comes to either the mother or child, that could be malpractice.

Talk To Us Today During A Free Consultation

At Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, our NYC birth injury attorneys know what it takes to hold negligent providers accountable for medical errors. If you believe your health care provider failed to provide the required standard of care, resulting in harm to you or your child, contact us today at 646-916-3179 or email to schedule a free consultation.