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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 (877) 515-4369 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.

We Are Here To Help You.

Call The Lancione Law Firm at 440-331-6100 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!

Birth Injury

Birth Trauma
Causes Of Birth Injury
Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Fetal Distress During Labor
Infection
Midwife Error
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Oxygen Deficiency
Placental Abruption
Pre-eclampsia
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
Prenatal Care Errors
Preterm Delivery
Uterine Ruptures
Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
Diabetes And Pregnancy
Premature Birth
PROM And PPROM
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
Birthing Complications
Drugs Used To Arrest Labor
Errors In Inducing Labor/Pitocin Errors
Fetal Monitoring During Labor
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
Injuries From Delayed Birth
Umbilical Cord Complications
Breech Birth
Brachial Plexus Injury
Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia
Cerebral Palsy
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Infant Seizures
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Untreated Jaundice
Stillbirth
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Delayed C-Section
Emergency C-Section
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Wrongful Death
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhage
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

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