Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia Misdiagnosis Birth Injury Lawyer

Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia Misdiagnosis Birth Injury Lawyer If your baby suffered a birth injury because your doctor misdiagnosed a folic acid deficiency, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Folic acid deficiency during pregnancy can lead to birth defects. Such issues often result from anemia caused by a lack of folate (another term for folic acid). It is therefore essential for a doctor treating an expectant mother to monitor folic acid levels and red blood cell count. If one or both fall below healthy levels, the doctor has a duty of care to make the correct diagnosis and administer treatment.

If your baby suffered a birth injury because your doctor misdiagnosed a folic acid deficiency, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. A Newsome Melton folic acid deficiency anemia misdiagnosis birth injury lawyer can help you seek compensation.

We fight for injured victims and hold doctors and healthcare professionals accountable for birth injuries, including those caused by anemia and misdiagnosis. We offer a free consultation and never collect an attorney’s fee unless you recover compensation. Call 855-633-2757 today.

Your Doctor’s Responsibility to Diagnose and Treat Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia

A folic acid deficiency during pregnancy can lead to a number of birth defects, including heart conditions, spina bifida, and anencephaly. Folic acid is essential for expectant mothers because it helps red blood cells, which are critical to healthy fetal development.

Experts recommend that expectant mothers consume at least 600 micrograms of folic acid daily, according to MedlinePlus. Expectant mothers should also have their blood counts checked regularly, because early anemia detection may lower the risk of complications for the baby.

If you developed symptoms of folic acid deficiency anemia during pregnancy, your doctor should have recognized them and ordered testing. Maternal symptoms of folic acid deficiency include:

The folic acid deficiency anemia misdiagnosis birth injury lawyers at Newsome Melton can review your medical records and other documents, searching for evidence that your doctor had a duty to diagnose and treat your folic acid deficiency and did not do so, leading to your child’s birth defect.

Newsome Melton Can Help Pursue a Malpractice Claim

For a medical malpractice claim to be successful, it needs to show four things:

Duty of Care

A duty of care exists between all doctors and their patients. Moreover, it extends to anyone who works for the doctor in a healthcare capacity: nurses, lab technicians, physicians’ assistants, and so forth.

Negligent Medical Care

The next thing we must demonstrate is that your doctor acted negligently in caring for you and your child during pregnancy. Using evidence, we can show that given the information your doctor had, such as your symptoms, physical appearance, or lab results, a reasonable physician in the same scenario would have made the proper diagnosis of folate-deficiency anemia and acted to treat the condition.

Your Child Suffered a Birth Injury

We must demonstrate that your doctor’s negligence caused your child’s birth injury. We may call upon medical experts to help establish both the doctor’s failure to follow the standard of care as well as to help link the doctor’s negligence to your child’s birth injury.

Economic or Non-Economic Damages

Finally, we must show the economic and non-economic damages your family suffered because of your child’s birth injury. This allows us to pursue the liable party for the full compensation you deserve.

Newsome Melton Can Help Recover Damages for Your Child’s Folic Acid Deficiency-Related Birth Injury

At Newsome Melton, we see to it that our clients collect the damages they deserve for their child’s birth injuries. You may be eligible to recover compensation for:

For a free case evaluation and to learn more about how a folic acid deficiency anemia misdiagnosis birth injury lawyer from Newsome Melton can help you, call 855-633-2757 today.

Statute of Limitations

Every state has a statute of limitations on birth injury lawsuits that sets a limit on how much time you have to take legal action. If you let it expire, you may lose your right to recover damages, even if you have a strong case and substantial evidence.

Do not delay. Call us today to see how we can help: 855-633-2757.

Get a Free Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Case Evaluation from Newsome Melton

The birth injury lawyers at Newsome Melton are ready to get to work for you. For a free case evaluation with a team member, call us at 855-633-2757.