GENETIC MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY
These sad cases are for children who were born with devastating diseases that could have been diagnosed with genetic testing very early in the pregnancy. The quality of life for these children can be close to non-existent, and the parents must suffer through this anguish and experience economic loss due to the astronomical cost of caring for these severely disabled children. We understand that this is a serious issue, and that not all parents might elect to end a pregnancy no matter the testing results are, but parents should be given the option of testing, and the testing should be done correctly to determine what genetic problems a fetus might have. Some genetic problems cause disabilities that might cause a child to have a disability such as Down’s Syndrome or Dwarfism that might make their lives more difficult, but with proper support, well worth living. There are other genetic problems that are so devastating that there is virtually no quality of life. That’s when you might consider bringing an action for wrongful birth with a genetic malpractice attorney.
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE DURING GENETIC TESTING
There is an expectation that genetic testing will be done properly, that the correct tests will be given, that the laboratory will perform the tests properly and that the doctors will interpret the results correctly. This is when families that that suffered with a wrongful birth should contact an experienced genetic medical malpractice attorney
These are some situations from recent cases where the expectation of proper testing was not correct:
- Failure to offer genetic counseling to a family
- Failure to provide appropriate prenatal testing
- Errors by the laboratory
- Doctors inaccurately interpreting results
- Medical professional failing to carry out orders
If your family is living with the aftermath of a wrongful birth, you owe it to yourselves to contact a genetic medical malpractice attorney for a consultation.