Negligence During Prenatal Care

A Firm that Knows Women and Babies Are at Risk of Negligence During Prenatal Care in New Jersey

Our lawyer-doctor holds medical professionals accountable for poor medical care during pregnancy

Prenatal care refers to the medical care you receive during your pregnancy. At this phase, your obstetrician should schedule regular visits, examine you for high-risk pregnancy, monitor your weight and health and advise you on diet and wellness. Your doctor should also address any problems that could harm your baby or your own health. Negligent prenatal care can tragically result in maternal birth injuries and birth defects.

Since 1976, Seigel Law has advocated for women who have been harmed or whose babies have been injured due to substandard prenatal care. Our team represents women throughout Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton in challenging medical malpractice claims.

We fight for your fair compensation for the damage you or your baby suffered because of the negligence of your obstetrician, nurses, clinic and hospital. Throughout your case, we show you the compassion and respect you deserve. Our lawyers are available to thoroughly answer your questions and clearly advise you of your options.

Damages to mothers’ health caused by inadequate prenatal care

Quality prenatal care can positively affect your own health and well-being. However, if your ob-gyn makes mistakes during your pregnancy, you could suffer lifelong repercussions, such as these serious medical issues:

  • Undiagnosed or untreated preeclampsia
  • Undiagnosed or untreated gestational diabetes
  • Undiagnosed Rh incompatibility
  • Improperly managed complications and injuries during labor and delivery
  • Health problems from vitamin deficiencies

Babies’ birth injuries resulting from negligent prenatal care

Your baby’s healthcare starts in the womb. Everything you do to your body and the steps your doctors take affect whether your child is born healthy and how your child will develop during the entire course of life. Prenatal care is a vital part of the equation.

Without adequate prenatal care, your child may be at risk of:

  • In utero infection
  • Fetal stroke
  • Cerebral palsy and other brain disorders
  • Spinal bifida caused by folic acid deficiency
  • Health problems resulting from nutrient deficiencies

Consult with a dedicated advocate about recovering for the negligent prenatal care you received

Seigel Law assists women and babies harmed because of inadequate prenatal care. Call our law firm at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with our Ridgewood, NJ medical malpractice lawyer-doctor. If your injuries and childcare duties prevent you from coming to our office, our attorneys visit you in your home or at the hospital. Through our contingency arrangement, you do not owe us lawyer fees unless we recover damages in your case.