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Cincinnati Malpractice Attorneys For Diabetic Ketoacidosis During Pregnancy

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in pregnancy is a serious condition that develops because of insulin deficiency and is characterized by elevated plasma ketones, hyperglycemia, and metabolic acidosis. All females are at risk for DKA during pregnancy, even those which did not have diabetes prior to the pregnancy.

If left undiagnosed or improperly treated, can lead to injury of the mother, baby, or even death of either. The fetal death rate ranges between 10-40%. With this high mortality rate and risk to the mother and fetus, it is essential that this condition be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Symptoms of DKA have been presented as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Failure To Diagnose Or Properly Treat DKA

If not, it may be considered medical negligence, entitling you or your family to a medical malpractice claim. If you have suffered because of a medical professional’s negligence in failing to diagnose or properly treat DKA, you may be entitled to the cost of your medical bills and future treatment, compensation for your pain and suffering, and more. If you have lost a loved one because of this, you may be able to recover on their behalf.

Our Cincinnati Medical Negligence Lawyers Can Help

In Ohio, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice claim is one year. If you or someone you know may need help with their claim, or want to know if they have one, we offer free consultations with experienced attorneys. Contact us today by calling 513-496-0134 or send us an email.