Failure to Diagnose Fetal Distress
OB-GYNs must follow the medical standard of care in treating a patient. They have a duty to monitor the health of a mother and fetal child and provide constant evaluation and recognize the signs of distress. Problems can arise during the labor and delivery process, requiring their full attention. The failure to follow protocol and administer proper care can have catastrophic and deadly consequences.
In such circumstances, we can help. The attorneys at Furr & Henshaw have more than 40 years of experience holding negligent OB-GYNs to account. We pursue medical malpractice claims on behalf of victims, and have earned a reputation for maximizing the compensation our clients receive.
Holding Your OB-GYN Accountable For Injuries To Your Child
Fetal distress is often the result from the following during labor:
- Prolapsed umbilical cord
- Umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s head or neck
- Baby in a breech position
Hypoxia and accelerated heart rates occur. If ignored, or if a C-section is not performed timely, a child could be stillborn or suffer brain damage from oxygen deprivation, resulting in cerebral palsy and other serious developmental disorders.
Legal Support When You Need It Most
If a medical professional failed to diagnose fetal distress during labor or childbirth that led to brain damage or death, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced trial lawyer. You can call us at 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach) or reach us online.
You will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless our firm helps you recover compensation.