It Was Their Job To Detect And Treat Fetal Distress

If fetal distress is not diagnosed and treated in time, the baby can suffer serious injuries. Many cases of fetal distress result in brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen to the fetus during the birthing process. Sadly, the result can be lifelong medical problems or wrongful death of the infant.

At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., our lawyer understands that no amount of compensation can make up for the losses you and your family have suffered after a birth injury. You will, however, have enormous expenses after this type of injury. To cover your medical bills and other financial losses, you will need compensation from the negligent party.

Do not wait to contact us to discuss your baby's fetal distress injuries with our attorney for free. Call 304-347-5050 or send us your information.

Injuries Caused By Fetal Distress Are Life-Altering

In many cases, a lack of oxygen to the fetus causes fetal distress. Oxygen deficiency is often caused by events such as the umbilical cord wrapping around the neck, a twisted or compressed umbilical cord, or remaining in the birth canal for too much time. If the fetus does not receive enough oxygen, it can suffer brain damage in just minutes.

Brain damage to a fetus can result in serious developmental disabilities such as speech problems, learning disabilities and motor skill problems. Cerebral palsy, seizures and epilepsy can also be caused by brain damage resulting from oxygen deficiency.

Lack of oxygen and other types of fetal distress can be caused by medical negligence such as:

  • Failure to monitor fetus
  • Failure to perform a C-section
  • C-section errors
  • Vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) injuries
  • Failure to call a specialist for complex births
  • Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes

When medical malpractice causes an injury or death, you can hold the individual party and the facility liable for your losses. We will review your case to determine whether malpractice was responsible for the injury to your child.

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