The birth of your baby is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. It can also be one of the most frightening when something goes wrong.
Fetal heart rate monitoring errors are one of the most common mistakes that occur during labor and delivery. Failure of medical staff to properly monitor your baby’s heart rate can lead to permanent injury or even the death of your child. If this happens to you, you should call our compassionate and qualified birth injury attorneys.
Labor and delivery technology has grown leaps and bounds during the last two generations. Now, many of the issues that once endangered the life of both mother and child are less threatening. Fetal heart rate monitoring has become a basic preventative measure used by medical professionals during routine appointments, labor, and delivery. It’s an important part of determining the health of your baby. Fetal heart rate monitoring helps the nurse and doctor see if the baby is in distress or if he or she isn’t getting enough oxygen.
Fetal heart rate monitoring errors can cause severe problems for your baby. If a baby is in distress and the monitor wasn’t used or errors occurred, medical staff may not see the signs of distress and can’t take appropriate action such as providing the right intravenous medication or performing an emergency C-section to help the baby.
The problems that can be caused by a fetal heart rate monitoring error can result in expensive medical care throughout your child’s entire life. To help your baby get the care that he or she may need for the rest of their life, call LawMD to speak with our experienced birth injury lawyers.
Fetal heart rate monitoring errors happen as a result of negligence. Often, this results in what is known as medical malpractice. However, it’s not an easy claim to prove and you should not face the hospital alone.
LawMD can provide a high degree of advocacy for parents who have undergone the aftermath of what can occur after a fetal heart rate monitoring error. We have lawyers who are also doctors, and we have other medical professionals on our staff. We can help you seek justice and compensation for your baby.
Worried about the out-of-pocket expenses involved with hiring birth injury attorneys? Don’t be. LawMD works on a contingency basis for families just like yours. This means that you don’t pay anything upfront. We are paid after we successfully settle your claim or win your lawsuit.