When an unborn child is suffering fetal distress, obstetricians are supposed
to rely upon electronic fetal monitoring alerts to notify them and to
help them make important decisions about how to manage pregnancy, labor,
and delivery. Failure to monitor those alerts or the failure to properly
respond to signs of fetal distress can result in serious, permanent brain
injury or wrongful death to the child. It can also put the life of the
mother at risk.
The New York fetal distress lawyers at
Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP provide experienced representation for birth injury claims. We have a
track record of successful results in medical malpractice cases and, if
your family is coping with the consequences of a birth injury, it is in
your best interests to speak with our team.
It is possible to pursue justice during this difficult time. Call us at
(888) 260-0473 today.
Cases of Fetal Distress in New York
Fetal distress can result in severe brain injuries and other injuries,
including death, for children and can also have significant complications
for birth mothers. Our lawyers will carefully examine all aspects of a
case to determine if negligence has contributed to a child's injury.
Cases involving fetal distress may involve:
- Delays in recognizing fetal distress in a child
- Birth asphyxia
- Failure to provide a timely Cesarean section
- Failure to intervene when signs of distress are apparent
- Oxygen deprivation
- Difficulty inadequate profusion of the uterus
- Poor functioning of the placenta in the perfusion of the fetus
- Problems with umbilical cord perfusion of the fetus
The Time to Act Is Now
If your child has been harmed as the result of fetal distress, let us help
you explore your legal options. Our firm knows what it takes to substantiate
these claims and ensure that your case is given the recognition and consideration
Contact our offices to schedule an initial consultation with our New York medical malpractice