Ultrasound is widely accepted as a revolutionary tool in prenatal care, allowing doctors to evaluate pregnancies and detect common gynecological anomalies. Most expectant mothers will receive at least one ultrasound during their pregnancies, however variations in quality of equipment and training of the personnel performing the ultrasound can lead to errors in diagnosis and interpretation. These errors may result in a birth injury to the baby or injury to the mother if the sonographer performing the ultrasound is inadequately trained or supervised, if the images obtained lack the quality needed to accurately form a diagnosis, or if the imaging equipment is not properly maintained. Certain “best practices” and even accreditations have been established for ultrasound performance quality. Sonographers may be held liable for breaching these standards, forming the basis of a birth injury lawsuit.
If you believe that you have a birth injury claim relating to an inadequate ultrasound you had during your pregnancy, please contact us at 877-262-9767.
The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.