Portland Fetal Distress Attorney
Seeking Compensation for Failure to Respond to Birth Injuries
Modern medical technology enables medical providers to monitor fetal heart rate, oxygen levels, and other vital signs to recognize when a baby is in distress. Failure to recognize fetal distress and provide appropriate treatment can have devastating consequences. The Portland fetal distress lawyer at Angel Law, P.C. provides caring legal representation to hold negligent doctors accountable for the damages that result.
Fetal Distress Errors
When fetal distress occurs, the doctor should evaluate the situation to determine if a vaginal birth is safe or an emergency c-section is needed. However, if medical professionals fail to recognize signs of fetal distress and proper steps are not taken, the baby can suffer serious birth injuries or even fatal injury. Often, distress is a sign that the baby is not getting enough oxygen, which can lead to severe damage to brain tissue.
Medical providers may be negligent when they fail to:
- Monitor the baby’s fetal heart rate
- Recognize an abnormally fast heart rate
- Recognize an abnormally slow heart rate
- Perform an emergency c-section for a baby in distress
Failure to recognize fetal distress and provide appropriate treatment can result in a variety of problems, such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain damage, and other birth injuries. If your baby suffered injury because the doctor or another medical professional failed to recognize signs of fetal distress and act quickly, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages.
Holding Medical Professionals Accountable
Our Portland fetal distress attorney fights to hold negligent medical providers accountable for their actions or failure to act. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages related to the injury. Attorney Patrick Angel will investigate your case to determine if the monitor was working properly or your doctor failed to recognize signs that your baby was in distress and craft a compelling case for you.
Call (503) 862-8666 to learn about your legal options for injuries caused by medical negligence.
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