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Delayed Diagnosis

Charlotte Delayed Diagnosis Attorneys

When Diagnosis Errors Lead to Birth Injuries

Certain maternal conditions can have a serious impact on the health of the baby. Obstetricians and other medical professionals have a duty to properly monitor expectant mothers and diagnose any conditions that could potentially impact the mother or the baby. Failure to provide a timely diagnosis will result in delayed treatment, which can be devastating for the unborn child and the mother.

If you, your loved one, or your child suffered injuries or harm as a result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis, please reach out to Charles G. Monnett III & Associates for a free consultation. With over 37 years of experience and a proven track record of results, our Charlotte delayed diagnosis lawyers are prepared to provide you and your family with the legal guidance and support you need.

Contact our firm online or call us at (704) 859-2003 to request a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

Maternal Conditions That Can Affect Unborn Children

Some maternal conditions pose serious risks to unborn children. If doctors fail to address symptoms, order tests, or provide an accurate and prompt diagnosis of these conditions, it can result in all types of serious, life-altering birth injuries, from perinatal hypoxia to cerebral palsy to brachial plexus injuries.

Some common maternal conditions that should be quickly diagnosed and treated in order to prevent harm to the unborn child include:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Anemia
  • Diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Hypertension/high blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Low weight gain
  • Viral infections, such as hepatitis B or TD
  • Meningitis

Please note that this list is not exhaustive; there are many other maternal conditions that, without proper diagnosis and treatment, could lead to fetal complications. If you suffered any of the above while pregnant and your child was born with complications, injuries, or a debilitating condition, it may be possible to hold a negligent medical provider accountable for failing to meet the accepted standard of care. Additionally, if you sustained injuries or harm as a result of a doctor failing to order tests, misinterpreting lab results, or otherwise delaying your diagnosis, you may also be entitled to take legal action.

How Charles G. Monnett III & Associates Can Help

Proving that a medical provider failed to uphold the standard of care tends to be a very complex process; you will need to show that your doctor not only failed to diagnose you in a timely manner but also that, had you been treated by another qualified medical provider, you would have received a timely diagnosis and that, as a result of the delay, you and/or your child suffered injuries and damages.

It is very important that you work with an experienced birth injury attorney in Charlotte who can help you fully investigate your case and evaluate how a doctor’s negligence led to your damages. At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we are ready to put our decades of experience on your side. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we make it our mission to provide each and every client with the caring, attentive, and dedicated advocacy they need and deserve.

For a free case evaluation, please call us at (704) 859-2003 or submit an online contact form.


What Our Clients Say About Us
  • Charles was always available and informative on this process.

    “His assistant, Tracey Seifert, was especially helpful in answering questions, guiding me through the process and having a positive outlook.”

    - Susan Z.
  • Without their help, I would probably have lost everything that I owned.

    “My heartfelt thanks go out to Lauren Newton and Stephanie Allen for their hard work on my behalf.”

    - Rick M.
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    “I would recommend my own mother to this firm.”

    - Jacob G.
  • I was very satisfied.

    “If anyone asked me to recommend someone to them it would definitely be Charles Monnett & Associates.”

    - Raven B.

Proven Record of Success

  • $3 Million Cerebral Palsy

    Confidential settlement for a child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.

  • $13 Million Medical Negligence Verdict

    An infant suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage.

  • $8 Million Confidential Settlement

    Confidential settlement for an infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of the femoral line.

  • $3.375 Million Failure to Diagnose

    Confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a newborn child.

  • $3 Million Negligent Administration of Nerve Block

    Confidential settlement for a woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.


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