Representing Parents of Children Born With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in New Jersey
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a rare congenital defect in which the left side of the heart does not develop correctly. Babies born with the syndrome who survive typically undergo many surgeries, including heart transplants. While prevention of HLHS is not possible, early detection is. Through ultrasounds, medical professionals are able to view the chambers of the heart early on during pregnancy. If HLHS is diagnosed, the parents have the option to terminate the pregnancy.
Nagel Rice, LLP, obtained $4.2 Million in a wrongful birth action involving a misread ultrasound, which resulted in failure to a detect a heart defect. Click here to review more wrongful birth/wrongful life verdicts and settlements.
Failure to Diagnose Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
Without extensive surgery, hypoplastic left heart syndrome is fatal. With treatment, many babies born with HLHS survive but endure many medical complications throughout their typically short lives.
Call Nagel Rice, LLP, at 973-618-0400 or send us an e-mail. Our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, including Essex, Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex Counties; we have offices in Roseland, Red Bank and New York City.
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