There are few things more nerve-wracking than childbirth. Though in most cases, childbirth happens without issue, the unfortunate reality is that there are times when physicians can make mistakes and critically harm children. The failure to monitor fetal conditions can lead to a disastrous outcome, and any physician who makes this mistake deserves to be held accountable. You can depend on an experienced Houston birth injuries lawyer from Davis & Davis to fight for the justice you and your child deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how our firm can assist you.
How the Failure to Monitor Fetal Conditions Can Impact a Baby
Hospitals have many protocols to be followed by staff that ensure a baby’s well-being during labor and delivery. Monitors are set up for the baby that display danger and/or warning signs if a baby is in distress. This provides timely information that allows doctors to step in and prevent any damage.
More specifically, when a woman goes into labor, the unborn baby is carefully monitored for oxygen. If there is any abnormal pattern (prolonged contractions, hyper-contractions, abnormal baby heart rate, uterine overstimulation), the doctor can perform an emergency C-section or use other methods to ensure safety.
At this point, a doctor can perform an emergency C-section or use other methods to ensure safety. Correctly executing these measures requires vigilance and oversight.
When doctors and medical professionals fail in their duties to properly attend to mothers and babies, serious and long-term physical and psychological injuries can result, including quadriplegia and retardation.
If your child suffered fetal distress during delivery, understanding why is critical. When medical professionals fail in their duty, they need to be held accountable and you need to be compensated. You can rely on a Houston failure to monitor fetal conditions lawyer from our legal team to fight for you and your child, every step of the way.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
Our lawyers are committed to fighting for justice for you, your child, and your family. We are able to reach out to our network of professionals, including world-renowned experts to build the strongest possible case. If you or a loved one has suffered from labor room errors at a Texas hospital, contact a Houston failure to monitor fetal conditions lawyer at Davis & Davis today for a free consultation. Davis & Davis proudly accepts referrals from Texas attorneys and law firms nationwide.