When you are pregnant, your doctor is supposed to monitor the health of your fetus, both during your pregnancy as well as during your labor and delivery. If your doctor or the obstetrics staff failed to appropriately monitor your fetus for signs of distress, your baby may have been seriously injured or even died as a result.
Fetal distress is indicated by monitors showing that the fetus is receiving a reduced blood or oxygen supply. When a medical staff fails to respond promptly to these warnings, they may have committed medical malpractice. These indicators can include an elevated heart rate above 160 beats per minute, a lowered heart rate below 120 beats per minute, amniotic fluid that is stained with meconium and a low concentration of gas in the arterial blood.
If you believe your baby’s injury or death resulted from a failure to appropriately respond to indicators of fetal distress, you will need to secure the help of medical experts who can review the available records. You will then have to present your case in a manner best suited for a jury to understand what occurred during your pregnancy, labor and delivery.
At our law firm, we regularly work together with medical experts to determine whether medical negligence occurred. We then help our clients to gather all needed documents and evidence as we build a case. We understand that when medical negligence results in serious injury or death of a fetus, the pain and grief experienced by our clients may be overwhelming. We take a very compassionate approach to all of our cases while advocating aggressively on our clients’ behalf. For more information on the services we can provide in this regard, you are invited to visit our delivery room negligence page.