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Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndromes

When it comes to identical twins, and identical multiple babies, about 10% develop the twin to twin transfusion syndrome complication.

Nutrients from the placenta of the mother, in cases related to twin to twin transfusion syndromes, are shared disproportionately by each fetus.

A baby receiving more flow of blood, with twins, is a recipient; the baby receiving less of the blood flow is a donor.

Both babies, recipient and donor, risk catastrophic complications if physicians neglect to recognize and treat twin to twin transfusion syndromes.

Blood supply excess, in particular, may result in the baby recipient developing lung and heart problems, while the diminished blood supply may cause problems in development, and cerebral palsy or damage to the brain.

Diagnosis & Treating Cases of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Without any known genetic or hereditary causes, every pregnant mother with fetuses that are identical should be screened carefully by the treating doctor; this is to identify, as soon as feasible, the development of this condition.

An ultrasound, or complete blood count, may provide suggestive information of twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

The following may indicate twin to twin transfusion syndromes when evaluating the ultrasound: different sizes in amniotic sacs; different sizes in umbilical cords; differences in levels in amniotic fluids; to correct the condition, available medical interventions; and in the size of fetuses, substantial differences.

Due to breakthroughs in medicine, physicians have the ability to treat twin to twin transfusion syndrome to equalize flow of blood to fetal development with the use of interventions.

Specialists, today, can use laser surgery or amniocentesis to equalize flow of blood during stages of critical development. 


A treating doctor, when feasible, may opt to induce labor for diminishing any likelihood of further complications with twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

People everyday place fate in the seemingly trusted care of healthcare professionals.

Despite years of training and education, however, medical practitioners can commit errors.

Medical malpractice can result in vastly catastrophic fatalities and injuries.

Due to a physician’s error or by negligence of a medical facility, physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional, patients and maybe even loved ones have every right to seek damages and compensation.

Medical malpractice attorneys can help you deal with various dilemmas, and help you for sustained injuries acquire compensation.

A team of attorneys can work with medical experts to help navigate the typically complicated realm of cases dealing with medical malpractice.

When a medical professional neglects to identify a critical illness or symptom, neglects to prescribe an adequate treatment course, or prematurely discharges a patient, medical malpractice may ensue.

When you suspect that negligence of an OB/GYN in treating or diagnosing the twin to twin transfusion syndrome of your babies resulted in death or injury to one twin or both, you can begin to explore legal options with a birth injury attorney.

Experienced and skillful attorneys work with parents who face these issues; the attorneys acquire resources to bring about closure to a life occurrence that can be vastly challenging.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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