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Birth injury sometimes related to virus in mother

There are many reasons to seek ongoing medical care when pregnant. Pregnant women in Texas may be able to avoid potential dangers by entrusting themselves to the care of experienced obstetricians. A mother's health during pregnancy has a direct impact on an unborn child; in fact, data suggests that a birth injury may occur if certain viruses remain undetected or untreated in the woman who carried and delivered the baby.

Many women have filed medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors who either failed to diagnose existing viruses, or failed to inform patients of at-risk conditions. Cerebral Palsy is a serious condition for which babies born to mothers who suffered from certain viruses during pregnancy are at risk. Herpes, chicken pox and German measles are viruses that pose the greatest dangers to infants born to mothers suffering illness.

Herpes, in fact, is a sexually transmitted virus that exists in two forms, one of which causes adverse symptoms in the genital area. Any baby born to a mother who has this condition is at high risk for Cerebral Palsy. It is obviously crucial for these conditions to be properly diagnosed and treated to avoid health complications for infants in the womb.

Women are also advised to have their thyroids checked before conceiving children as thyroid problems in a mother may also cause detriment to an unborn child. Any woman in Texas who believes her child's birth injury was caused by a failure to diagnose her virus or other substandard care can contact a medical malpractice attorney regarding a potential civil court lawsuit. In many successfully litigated cases, parents acting on the behalves of injured babies have been awarded compensation for the damages they've sustained.

Source: brainandspinalcord.org, "Maternal Issues which can cause Cerebral Palsy", Accessed on Aug. 31, 2016

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