Fetal Distress During Labor and Delivery
During pregnancy and especially during the birthing process itself, the medical staff is responsible for detecting and promptly responding to fetal distress. Failure to monitor an unborn baby according to acceptable standards may result in a permanently disabled child.
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Fetal Monitoring and Infant Injuries
Electronic fetal monitoring is critical to measuring fetal distress and other potential birthing hazards. Errors that can lead to prolonged distress and cerebral palsy or another injury include:
- Bad judgment by a doctor
- Failing to perform fetal monitoring
- Misreading results
- Failing to properly interpret fetal monitoring strips
Medical conditions can also lead to fetal distress, including:
- Umbilical cord complications
- Premature rupture of fetal membrane
- Abrupted placenta
- Preeclampsia (high-blood pressure)
- Breech births
When birth injuries occur, we meticulously examine all fetal monitoring data during labor and delivery to determine if an emergency C-section should have been performed. We investigate all other possible negligent actions on the part of the medical staff involved.
Contact a Leading Birth Injury Law Firm
Our birth injury lawyers offer an extensive background recovering compensation for birth injuries caused by medical negligence during labor and delivery. We are well known throughout Pennsylvania and respected as one of the leading birth injury firms in the area.
If your infant was injured due to a failure to properly perform fetal monitoring or take proper, life-saving action when fetal distress was detected, we can help. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys for a free initial consultation.
For more information about claims for injuries caused by medical malpractice during labor and delivery, please see our Birth Injury Information Center.
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