Rh Incompatibility and Birth Complications Attorneys – Call Us Today
There are many complications associated with pregnancy – because of this, doctors order many tests soon after finding out about their patient’s pregnancy. One such test is called the blood type and factor screening test which essentially determines if your baby’s blood is compatible with yours in order to avoid complications down the line. In some instances, due to genetic differences, the mother may have Rh positive blood, and the baby, Rh negative blood. The two individuals are separated by the umbilical cord as well the womb, but every so often, blood from the baby passes into the mother and into her bloodstream, and due to these differences, the mother’s body launches an attack on the baby, thinking that it’s a foreign object due to the blood differences that exist between mother and baby. Rh incompatibility can lead to severe health complications and even brain injury to the child that may be permanent: because of this, doctors who negligently fail to order the blood type and factor screening test can be held liable for a child’s health complications by way of a birth injury lawsuit.
Did your doctor fail to order the Rh test? If your child suffered subsequent complications, we can help: please call us NOW at (773) 906-4833 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced birth injury attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of experience, and it would be an honor to put all this expertise to work for you and your family. We work on contingency fee basis, which essentially means that we don’t charge you ANYTHING for the duration of your case, and only do so once we’ve recovered compensation on your behalf. For your 100% FREE consultation into birth injury compensation amounts and Rh incompatibility lawsuits, please give us a call NOW at (773) 906-4833. Serving all birth injury survivors countrywide.
Rh incompatibility can be very dangerous to the child as the antibodies that your body produces will breach the placenta and attack its red blood cells, causing a host of complications even before the child is born.
Here are some of the warning signs of Rh incompatibility:
- Low muscle tone
- Hemolytic anemia
- Yellowing of the eyes and skin, or jaundice
- The child, when born, will have brain damage on account of kernicterus
- Elevated blood bilirubin levels
- Pediatric heart failure
Risk factors that predispose a child to Rh incompatibility include:
- Rh incompatible couples (one is positive, and the other is negative)
- Women who have had a single or multiple abortion
- Women who have had miscarriages whose cause was unknown
- If you already gave birth to a child who is Rh positive prior to this pregnancy
Rh Incompatibility Diagnosis and Treatment
Rh incompatibility is usually diagnosed by a physician performing a blood test in order to check for antibodies. If present, they must monitor to see whether or not antibody levels change. In addition, an amniocentesis may be ordered in order to determine the baby’s blood type in case the father’s blood type cannot be determined. Due to the buildup of bilirubin in the child’s body, doctors will administer something called an immune-globulin shot to the pregnant women during her 28th week of pregnancy as well as about 3 days before they give birth. This will stem the buildup of toxic compounds in the child’s body, and hopefully prevent brain and organ damage.
Rh Incompatibility Birth Complications Attorneys – Call Us Today!
If your child developed hemolytic anemia, jaundice, kernicterus and other related conditions due to the doctor not ordering tests for Rh incompatibility, we can help. Please contact our Rh incompatibility lawsuit attorneys NOW at (773) 906-4833 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.