Illinois Hypoglycemia Mismanagement Attorney
Hypoglycemia mismanagement is a subset of maternal diabetes. This condition could be one of the most serious pregnancy complications. If properly managed, maternal diabetes is not a problem. But any mismanagement could cause a serious injury, especially since there is so much stress on the mother’s body during the PLDR (prenatal, labor, delivery, and recovery) process.
Usually, hypoglycemia refers to a baby’s low blood glucose level immediately after delivery. This problem is quite common if the mother’s blood glucose levels have been abnormally high. The elevated glucose level triggers excess insulin levels in the fetus. Following delivery, the baby’s insulin level remains high, but it no longer has the high level of glucose from its mother. So, the fragile newborn’s blood glucose level becomes very low.
Time is of the essence in these situations. A quick blood glucose level check and IV glucose, if necessary, are necessary to treat this condition. Unfortunately, once the mother gives birth, many medical teams think they are out of the woods, and they relax a little. But a few moments of negligence at this point could lead to a catastrophic injury.
In contrast, the diligent Illinois hypoglycemia mismanagement attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman never let their guard down. From start to finish, we never stop fighting for you. Any good fighter knows that intensive training is the key to a successful outcome in the ring. We use that same approach in every negligence case. So, we are usually able to obtain results that exceed our clients’ expectations.
Most people are familiar with the duty of reasonable care. This legal responsibility level is based on the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do unto you) which many schoolchildren once memorized. In our everyday world, motorists must drive defensively to avoid accidents and landlords must clean wet spots to avoid falls.
Doctors are in a different category. They have a significant amount of education, training, and experience in the healthcare area. Comparatively speaking, most patients have almost none of these things. Because of this inequality, a duty of reasonable care is not high enough.
Therefore, most physicians have a fiduciary duty under Illinois law. They must bring all their education, training, and experience to bear in every decision they make. Drivers can occasionally go through the motions and landlords usually have some time to clean up wet spots. But doctors have little or no margin for error.
This high duty of care also applies to other professionals, such as accountants, financial planners, and Chicago hypoglycemia mismanagement attorneys.
Compensation is available if a victim/plaintiff establishes negligence, which is a breach of the duty of care, by a preponderance of the evidence. Usually, a birth injury claim hinges on three kinds of evidence.
An independent, highly-qualified doctor usually establishes the standard of care in a medical negligence claim. Different jurisdictions have different rules as to who qualifies as an expert witness. Second, the medical records, including medical bills, usually establish the care the patient did, or did not, receive. These records often include useful treatment notes. Finally, lay witnesses, such as friends and family members, cannot testify about the medical mistake. But they can testify about the effects of this mistake.
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Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced hypoglycemia mismanagement attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. After-hours, home, virtual, and hospital visits are available.