When Fetal Distress Leads To Birth Injuries

Fetal distress refers to any problem that arises before or during childbirth. Signs of fetal distress can vary dramatically. They can include:

  • Decreased movement of the fetus
  • Fetal heart rate fluctuations
  • Late decelerations

Real problems arise when signs of fetal distress go unnoticed or are ignored. Medical professionals have access to monitoring equipment and are trained to watch for these signs, so they may be held accountable when signs of fetal distress are missed and the result is birth injuries. At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., in Phoenix, we have decades of experience holding negligent medical practitioners accountable for these errors.

Failure To Conduct A C-Section

In many cases, fetal distress is addressed by conducting a cesarean section, commonly referred to as a C-section. Vaginal birth may lead to further complications. Often, birth injuries are not so much the result of the fetal distress itself, but of the failure to perform a C-section.

Fetal Distress Leading To Birth Injury

You most likely do not have all the answers about what exactly went wrong. You may be aware that there was decreased movement of the fetus. You may have been told about decreased or increased fetal heart rate. We take great care to find out exactly what went wrong, to determine who was responsible and to take the appropriate action.

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