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Fetal Distress

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Obstetricians and nurses are trained to recognizes fetal distress quickly during birth. If a medical team’s lack of action harmed your child during birth, you might be feeling hopeless. A child’s early days should consist of love and bonding, not hospital visits and medical procedures.

If a doctor or nurse’s medical malpractice injured your child before, during, or after labor, it’s important to know that you have legal options. No one should face a lifetime of medical costs because of the mistakes of their healthcare provider. Our team is dedicated to helping families find the most accomplished attorneys for their case. Everyone can hire a birth injury attorney, no matter their income; we make sure families find the right ones! Contact Birth Injury Guide today to find the best fetal distress attorney in your area.

Contact us today to find a fetal distress attorney near you. Simply fill out our form or call us at (844) 243-9993.

What Is Fetal Distress?

Fetal distress is a complication of labor that occurs when the fetus is not getting enough oxygen. This condition occurs if labor has lasted too long or if complications arise during labor. Obstetricians are trained to recognize fetal distress and use a variety of tools to identify the baby’s condition and act to prevent injury.

Signs of fetal distress include:

  • Less movement of the fetus
  • Presence of meconium in the amniotic fluid
  • Abnormal fetal heartbeat
  • Irregular biochemical test results

If a medical team observes these signs, it is their job to act quickly to ensure that the well-being of mother and child are preserved. In some instances, doctors fail to recognize these signs or act promptly, so serious injury occurs or is made worse.

Injuries that can cause fetal distress include but are not limited to:

  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Prolapse of the umbilical cord
  • Nuchal cord
  • Rupture of the uterus

Each of these injuries is serious and, if not handled properly, have life-long consequences. When a medical professional fails to take the proper steps or does not identify fetal distress when it is happening, families pay for it with emotional and financial difficulty long after their baby is born.

Obtain Help from an Accomplished Birth Injury Attorney Today

Birth Injury Guide was designed to be a compassionate and informative resource for families who are facing the most difficult times of their lives. Our database of birth injury lawyers was created to help families easily find the world-class legal representation that they need and deserve. When filing a medical malpractice claim, you need the best lawyer, not just the first one to take your case. Birth Injury Guide will help you find it.

It’s vital to remember that birth injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. Essentially, that means they cover the cost of your case upfront so you can focus on recovery. Their fee is a percentage of your verdict or settlement, so they only take a fee if you win your case. Clients pay nothing upfront. Anyone, no matter their income, can afford the very best attorneys in the nation. All they need to do is call.

To find a fetal distress attorney near you, call our team at (844) 243-9993 or fill out our simple online form.

Common Risk Factors that Lead to Birth Injuries

If you experienced one of these issues during birth and your child is showing symptoms, you might have a case. Call (844) 243-9993 today.
  • Larger Babies

    When a baby is disproportionately large relative to the due date or the size of the mother.  

  • Premature Birth

    Babies born prior to 37 Weeks are at a heightened risk of birth injury and often have complicated medical problems. 

  • Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

    Size and/or shape of mother's pelvis was not adequate for baby to be born vaginally.

  • Hypoxia

    Occurs when a baby is deprived of oxygen to it's brain, before, during or after delivery. This can lead to a variety of severe brain injuries. 

  • Prolonged Labor

    Labors lasting longer than 20+ hours can cause HIE, cerebral palsy, infection, sepsis, meningitis and many other issues to the baby. 

  • Abnormal Birth Position

    Babies born face first, feet first or buttocks first are at risk as the baby could become stuck in the birth canal. 

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