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Failure to Recognize Fetal Distress Claims

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During the birth of a child, obstetricians, and other medical providers are obligated for monitoring your baby’s vital signs via the electronic heart monitor and other devices. This crucial information enables doctors and nurses to make the right decisions if the baby is experiencing fetal stress during labor and delivery. However, if a medical provider fails to recognize abnormalities or issues during child birth, the infant may suffer serious injuries or even death.

At Berthold Law Firm, PLLC, we represent families who have medical malpractice lawsuits involving birth injuries, including those caused by failure to recognize fetal distress. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients and exceptional track record of success, we are confident that we can help you obtain the most favorable outcome.

Understanding Fetal Distress

Fetal distress is comprised of a variety of health problems. Failing to recognize or ignoring the signs of fetal distress could lead to life-altering consequences.

Common signs include:

  • The baby stops moving or substantially decreases his or her movement inside the womb
  • The baby has an abnormally high or low heart rate during labor or delivery
  • The baby has high levels of lactate in his or her blood
  • There is evidence of meconium in the amniotic fluid

The following are common causes of fetal distress:

  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Nuchal cord
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Uterine rupture
  • Placental abruption
  • Abnormal fetus position or breech presentation during delivery

Have Our Qualified West Virginia Injury Attorney on Your Side Today

If your child suffered from failure to recognize fetal distress or any other birth injury, our West Virginia personal injury lawyers are ready to help you immediately. Our legal team can thoroughly investigate the incident and collect critical evidence necessary to build a relentless and customized legal strategy just for your child. Do not hesitate to get the experienced and trustworthy legal help right now.

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