Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims

Mismanaged Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes which occurs during pregnancy in certain women.

The condition develops in pregnant women whose hormones block the effect of insulin. Eventually, their hormones render their insulin entirely ineffective at processing glucose, they become diabetic and suffer the effects of excessive blood sugar levels.  Gestational Diabetes is a relatively common condition and is routinely screened for antenatally. Gestational Diabetes is usually not a serious complication provided it is diagnosed in a timely manner and properly managed. However, cases of Gestational Diabetes can go undiagnosed and be inappropriately treated/managed.

Failure to timely diagnose and manage gestational diabetes can result in a number of health conditions for mother and baby such as:

a) Preeclampsia (high blood pressure during late pregnancy and labour).

b) Premature birth

c) Foetal Macrosomia (where babies become abnormally large before birth).

d) Hypoglycaemia (a condition in which the baby’s blood sugar levels are dangerously low after birth which can cause seizures).

All of these complications can make labour and delivery more difficult and increase the risk of a birth injury.

If you or your baby have suffered an injury related to gestational diabetes which you believe was caused or exacerbated by medical negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

To speak with an experienced medical negligence solicitor, please contact Laura today.

How Can Croke Medical Law Help?

Croke Medical Law are well experienced in Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims and will provide expert legal advice in an empathetic manner. 

We can: 

  1. Investigate the cause of injury and provide answers that you deserve to know to allow you to better understand what happened and to determine if a medical error was made. 
  2. Provide advice in relation to the legal process and represent you throughout your legal journey. 
  3. Seek financial compensation for you. 
  4. Seek an explanation and an apology from the wrongdoer(s).