Fetal Death

While pregnant, women are advised to have routine checkups with their physicians. Since pregnancy can put such a strain on an expectant mother’s body, it is not uncommon for some women to develop health ailments during their pregnancies.

Catching these ailments early could be the difference between the life and death of the fetus. If you or someone you love suffered a miscarriage because a doctor failed to diagnose a health ailment while you were pregnant, contact the Waukesha medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874 to discuss your legal options.

Causes of Fetal Death

A number of ailments can be life threatening to fetuses, and many of these ailments actually develop as a result of the pregnancy. Some ailments that can develop during pregnancy and place a serious strain on a fetus are:

  • Infections and diseases
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Womb errors
  • Hypertension

Any of these ailments may prove life threatening not only to a fetus, but also to a mother. Since expectant mothers may associate the pains of these ailments with the normal pregnancy process, they may not report any irregularities to their physicians. Still, it is the physician’s duty to test a woman for these ailments. Failure to do so may be considered an act of medical malpractice.

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Fetuses are sensitive to their mothers’ ailments, so it is important for doctors to continually test for potential health issues throughout a pregnancy. If you or someone you love had a miscarriage because of a doctor’s negligence, contact the Waukesha medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874 to learn more about seeking justice.