Macrosomia is a birth disorder or injury that occurrs in about 10% of children. It is primarily a by-product of gestational diabetes in pregnant women and results in an abnormally large child. Medically speaking a baby born with Macrosomia weight over 8 pounds, 13 ounces. 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania birth injury lawyers handle macrosomia lawsuits and are here to help you and your child get the benefits and compensation you deserve.
With an office in Pittsburgh they have the ability to help injury and medical malpractice victims throughout Pennsylvania. This includes Allegheny County, Erie County, Beaver County, Blair County and Centre County among others.
Causes & Risk Factors Of Macrosomia
The most common cause of a baby developing macrosomia is the mother having gestational diabetes & it not being diagnosed or not being accurately. In addition to a medical misdiagnosis it can also be caused by the mother being overweight, obese, genetics and medical conditions in the child.
There are also certain risk factors that can lead to a baby being 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 most common symptom of a child having macrosomia is the kid being born 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 team of Erie, Pennsylvania birth injury lawyers who handle macrosomia lawsuits is a very smart move.
Children born with macrosomia are inclined to struggle with health issues later in life. Examples are obesity, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes and metabolic disorder.
Let Our Injury Attorneys Handling Macrosomia Lawsuits Help You
Regardless of where in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania your child’s injury occurred in our Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers can help. They offer free case exams and charge no fees 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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