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Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz Handling Cases Involving Elevated Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Levels That Resulted in Birth Injuries

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Updated 9:02 AM CST, Mon, February 19,2018

Baltimore, MD -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/19/2018 -- Parents and families suffering from the trauma of birth injuries find solace in the legal services of Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz. With their understanding of both medical and legal processes, the birth defects lawyers assist clients near the Baltimore area, supporting claims of medical neglect and malpractice. Versed in all the terminology and potential complications that can occur during pregnancies, the firm is handling cases involving elevated-alpha fetoprotein that have resulted in birth injuries.

In the months of pregnancy, doctors will generally perform MSAFP screenings to detect levels of alpha-fetoprotein in a mother's blood. Although the screenings should be offered to all women, it is imperative that they be ordered for mothers over the age of 35; women with a family history of birth defects; diabetics; as well as anyone taking medications or prescriptions. Once they have a mother's results from an MSAFP screening, doctors may order additional screenings to confirm or deny suspicions of elevated alpha-fetoprotein.

If doctors detect any abnormalities from these results, it is their medical responsibility to inform a mother of the dangers involved and offer more advanced screenings, such as an amniocentesis. Babies born with elevated alpha-fetoprotein may suffer from neural tube defects and other easily averted birth injuries. Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz utilizes its extensive knowledge of procedure and medical protocol to defend mothers and families in such cases of malpractice and neglect.

Any family that is recovering from a birth injury resulting from elevated alpha-fetoprotein can call upon the services of the birth defect attorneys at 877-292-6491.

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Gershon, Willoughby, & Getz is a nationally recognized medical malpractice and cerebral palsy law firm, which includes doctor-lawyers who represent birth injured children in Maryland, the District of Columbia and throughout the United States on a pro hoc vice basis (with permission of the court).

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