New York Fetal Distress Lawyers

Can I File a Claim If My Baby Has Suffered Fetal Distress?

Fetal distress occurs when a baby does not handle the stress of childbirth well or is not receiving enough oxygen. This can result in brain damage to the baby, or in some cases death. The mother is also in danger during the event of fetal distress. Fetal distress is a frightening and emotional situation for any parent to endure. If you or your baby has suffered due to a pregnancy or birth-related injury, please contact a NY personal injury attorney at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP by calling (212) 986-7353.

Common Causes of Fetal Distress

Fetal distress occurs in 42 out of every 1,000 births. Some of the many causes of fetal distress are:

  • Failure by your health care provider to provide appropriate treatment
  • Failure by your health care provider to evaluate the pregnancy as high-risk
  • Misuse of delivery apparatuses, such as forceps
  • Use of epidurals
  • Lengthy labor
  • Compressed umbilical cord
  • Breach position
  • Feces mixed with the fetus amniotic fluid
  • Reduction of blood supply during pregnancy or delivery

New York Attorneys Obtaining Compensation for Malpractice Victims

During many high-risk deliveries internal or external fetal monitoring may be performed to evaluate the heart rate of the fetus. In the event of fetal distress the baby is typically delivered as quickly as possible, many times by cesarean section. If you feel that your health care provider was negligent during your prenatal care or delivery he or she may be responsible for the injury to you or your child.

If you or your baby has suffered due to a traumatic pregnancy, please contact a top-rated NY birth injury lawyer at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP.

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