Fetal Distress Complications
Fetal distress is a complication that occurs during the birthing process. Fetal distress can occur when the fetus is not getting adequate blood flow. There are many reasons why it may occur but, when it does, one thing is clear: it must be detected and corrected as soon as possible or the infant's health may be in jeopardy.
When doctors fail to monitor and treat fetal distress, it may be medical malpractice. To find out for sure, contact the birth injuru attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm. Since 1968 our lawyers have been representing injury victims in claims throughout Ohio. We have the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to help you put forward a strong case for compensation.
Failing to Notice/Recognize the Signs of Fetal Distress
When you are in labor, your baby's heart rate should constantly be monitored for any sign of complication or stress. Sadly, doctors sometimes fail to do this. These doctors may fail to recognize fetal distress. These symptoms can be signs of serious problems, like the ones listed below:
- Umbilical cord compression
- Lack of oxygen
- Uterine infection
- Placental abruption
- Uterine rupture
How Do I Know It's Medical Malpractice?
The practice of medicine is complex. It can be difficult to understand what exactly happened. Many people know that they received a bad outcome — that their child was permanently injured or that they lost the life of a newborn. What they do not know is whether medical malpractice is involved.
At The Donahey Law Firm, we can help you understand whether medical malpractice was involved. For more than 40 years, we have served the victims of personal injury and medical malpractice. We have in-depth knowledge of the law. We often consult with a network of highly-regarded medical experts, review medical records and talk with witnesses. This in-depth investigation can help us discover exactly how a doctor's negligence caused injury to your infant.
Was it malpractice? If you suspect that medical malpractice may have happened to you or your newborn, you should ask — you need to ask — the difficult questions. Let us help you ask them. Call our Ohio birth injury law offices toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. Initial consultations with a Columbus fetal distress attorney are free, confidential and at no obligation.