Minneapolis Hypoglycemia Mismanagement Lawyer
Newborn hypoglycemia is low blood sugar in the baby’s blood. This condition often causes physical symptoms, like shakiness, and more serious problems, like trouble feeding. Since the brain needs blood sugar, advanced hypoglycemia can cause seizures and other brain injuries. Some common risks include a diabetic mother, preterm labor, and an overweight mother.
Medical negligence usually doesn’t cause hypoglycemia. But it often causes the aforementioned injuries. Frequently, doctors are either too aggressive or not aggressive enough. The aforementioned risk factors are rather subjective. And, most doctors are reluctant to label mothers as “high risk.” Other times, doctors take the opposite approach. At the first sign of an issue, they give the mother intravenous blood sugar or intervene in a similar way. These interventions often do more harm than good.
At Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, our dedicated Minneapolis hypoglycemia mismanagement lawyers are dedicated to maximum compensation in these cases. We do not relent until we obtain the best possible result under the circumstances.
Duty of Care in Birth Injury Matters
We all have an ethical duty to look out for each other’s safety. We have a legal duty to do the same thing. For example, motorists have a duty of reasonable care. They must avoid accidents when possible, obey the rules of the road, and drive defensively.
Most drivers are not professional drivers. But all doctors are professional physicians. Therefore, the duty of care is higher. That’s especially true since patients are entirely dependent on their doctors for all their medical care.
In other words, doctors have considerable medical knowledge and patients have almost none. Because of this inequality, doctors have a fiduciary duty in these situations.
A fiduciary duty is the highest duty of care in Minnesota law. A successful medical practice balances a number of different priorities, such as patient care, work/life balance for professionals, and financial concerns. But patient care is the largest item on this list. Everything else is clearly secondary.
As a result, what might be an accidental mistake in some contexts is medical negligence in this context. For example, if your boss makes a mathematical mistake on your paycheck, s/he just has to issue a new check. But if a doctor makes a mathematical mistake on medication dosage, the patient could die.
Your Claim for Damages
If negligence, or a lack of care, causes injury, a Minneapolis hypoglycemia mismanagement lawyer can obtain compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages are normally available in these claims as well.
If these elements (negligence, cause, and injury) are clear, the action may settle before the victim/plaintiff files legal paperwork. If liability is clear, insurance companies have a legal duty to settle most claims in a few weeks.
However, there are usually some questions about at least one of these elements. Insurance companies usually use such uncertainties as an excuse to drag their feet.
So, to put pressure on the insurance company, many attorneys file suit at this point. This action also preserves the victim/plaintiff’s legal rights.
After the parties exchange information about their claims and defenses, most Hennepin County judges refer these matters to mediation. During mediation, both sides have a duty to negotiate in good faith. They must earnestly want to settle the matter and they must be willing to make some compromises. Largely because of these additional legal duties, mediation is about 90 percent successful in most cases.
Connect with an Experienced Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced hypoglycemia mismanagement lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. You have a limited amount of time to act.