If your son or daughter suffers from a permanent neurologic or intellectual disability, or did not survive pregnancy or delivery, and you suspect that the negligence of a doctor or other health care professional was the cause, you should contact a competent lawyer immediately.
The lawyer will be able to work with you to determine whether there were signs that the pregnancy or delivery was high-risk and required proper monitoring and management so as to prevent injury to mother and child. Some high-risk pregnancies and deliveries can be identified based upon the mother’s history, while other complications characteristic of a high-risk pregnancy can be discovered through laboratory testing, physical examinations, antepartum tests of fetal well-being, and fetal monitoring during labor.
If there are signs that the pregnancy or delivery has become high-risk and that the unborn baby may be in fetal distress, time is essential. Indeed, in cases of fetal distress, the well being, and even the life of the mother and baby, depend on the immediate diagnosis and management of the complications that are placing mother and fetus at risk.
If your nurse, your doctor, or other health care providers provided substandard medical care and
- failed to monitor your baby before birth;
- failed to recognize that the pregnancy or delivery became high-risk; or
- failed to provide immediate, proper treatment,
the injuries to the mother and child may have been avoidable. If you suspect that this may have happened to your family, you should contact a competent lawyer immediately. The lawyer will be able to work with you to determine whether there were signs that the pregnancy or delivery was high-risk, and whether the treatment provided was below the standard of care resulting in injury to the child or mother.
This website was designed to explain how medical malpractice arises in the context of a failure by a physician to timely diagnose and treat fetal distress; to describing what is involved in pursuing a medical malpractice claim; and to offering a convenient and free lawyer consultation to those who believe they have been the victim of medical malpractice.