Fetal Distress During Labor
It is the responsibility of the medical professionals to monitor and evaluate the well-being of a baby during labor and delivery. If the fetus is in distress, a timely C-section is usually expected to be performed. Obstetrical nurses, technicians, and obstetricians should know how to determine what is causing fetal distress during childbirth and respond promptly and appropriately to ensure the child’s well-being.
If you suspect that a medical provider’s failure to diagnose and treat fetal distress has sadly resulted in stillbirth or brain damage to your newborn, call (440) 220-4439 or email The Lancione Law Firm, to schedule your free initial consultation with the top Ohio birth injury lawyer.
We Can Determine What Caused Your Baby to Suffer Fetal Distress
Fetal distress can be caused by many different problems during labor such as a prolapsed umbilical cord, an umbilical cord wrapped around the neck or trapped between the cervix and the head of the fetus, or the baby being in a breech position. These may all result in hypoxia and accompanying changes in the baby’s heart rate. Sometimes, even the use of Pitocin, a powerful drug used to induce or accelerate labor, can result in uterine hyperstimulation and fetal distress. If these steps do not relieve the fetal distress, a physician should deliver the baby in the most expeditious way possible, which is typically by emergency C-section. Prolonged fetal distress significantly increases the likelihood of birth injury to the baby.
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Call The Lancione Law Firm at (440) 220-4439 to schedule your free initial consultation regarding legal options you have when the failure to diagnose fetal distress has resulted in a birth injury, disabilities, or even the wrongful death of your child. You may also contact us online by filling out the form today!