Failure to Recognize Fetal Distress

Birth Injury Attorneys Serving Children Injured During Labor or Delivery Obstetricians, nurses and others in the delivery room have a wealth of information during the labor and delivery process. One of the most critical sources of information is the fetal monitoring strip. The fetal monitoring strip can be placed externally or internally on the mother, depending on how far along the labor has progressed. The fetal monitoring strip monitors the child’s heart rate over the course of the delivery. By monitoring the child’s heart rate, the obstetrician and nurses can determine whether or not the child is receiving sufficient oxygen. Insufficient oxygen, or hypoxia, is a frequent cause of cerebral palsy and brain damage during labor and delivery.Many birth injuries could be avoided if the obstetrician simply reviewed the available information and recognized obvious signs of fetal distress. When these professionals make mistakes of this magnitude, a child’s life can be forever changed. At Dankner Milstein, P.C., our law firm holds obstetricians responsible for their errors.

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When there are signs of fetal distress, the obstetrician must act immediately to deliver the child, usually via cesarean section (C-section). Obstetricians often have only minutes to ensure the safe delivery of the child. Even within these short time frames, obstetricians still have a duty to act within accepted standards of care.

Our New York fetal distress lawyers will closely examine the facts of your child’s case to find out how the obstetrician breached his or her duty of care. We have achieved successful outcomes in numerous malpractice cases, and understand the challenges these cases often present. We will prepare every case with the intention of taking it to trial. You can take heart knowing that if our law firm accepts your case, we will do whatever necessary to help your family get the financial resources it deserves under law.

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Call our law firm at 212.751.8000 or or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. Our law firm takes on all malpractice and injury claims on a contingent fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless we help your child recover compensation.

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