Representing Women Who Suffered Distress In Pregnancy, Labor And Delivery
Fetal distress refers to any physical signs exhibited by a child during the birth process that should indicate imminent danger to the child. Any competent doctor should be able to spot the warning signs of distress in pregnancy, labor, delivery and the moments after birth:
- Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia undiagnosed and untreated can lead to eclampsia, which can involve comas, seizures and death.
- High bilirubin: A high bilirubin count can indicate the possibility of kernicterus if not treated aggressively and quickly.
- Umbilical cord compression: The fetal monitoring strip should detect the lack of blood flow and oxygen that result from umbilical cord compression.
Proper fetal monitoring would uncover evidence of fetal distress. When a doctor sees any of these warning signs, he or she can perform an emergency cesarean delivery, use forceps or vacuum extraction methods, or some other emergency delivery technique to prevent catastrophic illness or injury to the mother or child. If your doctor failed to take emergency procedures, you are entitled to compensation for the tragic results.
Your Go-To Lawyers After Childbirth Complications
We have been helping birth injury victims — in Michigan, Illinois and throughout the country — for more than 30 years. We have a wealth of experience analyzing medical evidence surrounding pregnancy, labor, delivery and the moments after birth to uncover instances of medical malpractice. We can help you get the best compensation award possible.
The financial compensation award obtained in a medical malpractice suit is of great importance to our clients who have suffered the tragic effects of a birth injury. This money represents a measure of justice obtained for the negligent performance of the doctors whom our clients trusted. It also represents the means by which our clients can move on to live as normal a life as possible.
Our Detroit fetal distress attorneys know that we can’t turn around the tragedy that you have suffered, but we will do everything we can to obtain the maximum financial award possible for you.