Aggressive Representation for Parents of Fetal Distress Victims
When medical malpractice harms your baby, our Baltimore and Washington D.C. lawyers are here to help
The health of a fetus is essential to the birth of a healthy infant. Without adequate monitoring of the fetus and proper care, physicians may miss the signs of fetal distress. Consequently, the results can prove deadly. If the actions of your physician resulted in injury to your baby, consult the attorneys of Schochor, Frederico and Staton, P.A. for trustworthy advice about your case. We have helped secure millions of dollars in birth injury case settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients in Washington D.C., Maryland, and across the country.
What are the causes of fetal distress?
Fetal distress occurs when the fetus does not receive an adequate supply of oxygen. This usually occurs during the delivery process, but it can also develop during the third trimester of pregnancy. While there are several potential causes of fetal distress, physician malpractice can also contribute to the problem. Some relevant errors include:
- Failure to identify decreased fetal movements
- Failure to adequately monitor the fetal heart rate
- Failure to administer adequate prenatal and labor testing
- Failure to identify risk factors and provide treatment effectively
- Prolonging delivery
- Failing to perform a timely cesarean section