Prenatal Testing and Medical Malpractice
During pregnancy, a woman can choose to undergo a number of prenatal tests and screenings to ensure that both she and her baby are healthy. These tests can determine if the baby is growing and developing normally, or if the fetus has health issues that need to be addressed. Although prenatal tests are optional, families who decide to undergo prenatal screenings deserve correct, informative results from their doctors.
Unfortunately, sometimes physicians make mistakes with prenatal testing, such as misinterpreting test results. When this happens, it can mislead parents regarding the condition of their children, potentially causing stress and heartache. In these situations, the compassionate attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can help families in Massachusetts take legal action against the negligent doctor at fault for their emotional trauma.
Information Provided by Prenatal Testing
Even though prenatal testing is not required, it provides doctors with a host of information that can help them treat or better prepare for an infant’s health issues once he or she is born. Some of the advantages of prenatal testing include:
- Observation and identification of fetal abnormalities
- Diagnosis of a mother’s existing or potential health problems
- Detection of chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome
Despite the fact that these tests are optional, doctors should still them careful attention so that they can correctly interpret the results.
Contact a Birth Injuries Attorney in Massachusetts
If your family has been affected by false or misleading information provided by a doctor after prenatal testing, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact the knowledgeable lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today at (617) 426-4488 to evaluate your legal options.