Failure to Properly Monitor
Holding Delivery Staff Responsible for Their Mistakes
Problems do arise during childbirth, but hopefully, the health care providers attending to the mother and child are properly trained and equipped to react swiftly and properly. Unfortunately, without proper monitoring, delivery staff may be unaware that a problem needs attention. In those cases, the delivery staff may be liable for medical negligence.
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If you are looking for a medical malpractice lawyer after your infant was injured due to negligence, the lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., want to hear from you.
Our lawyers have won many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for infants who were injured, including one verdict for $8 million. While money cannot always undo the damage, it can help you ensure that your child is properly cared for and receives all necessary medical attention. For more information about our firm or to learn more about your legal rights and options after a birth injury, call 212-406-1700 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Proper Monitoring Throughout Pregnancy Can Reduce the Risk of Birth Injuries
There are always risks involved in childbirth, but the steps taken to prevent extra complications should begin well before the delivery date. Proper monitoring of the fetus should include monitoring the heartbeat and doing ultrasounds. During delivery, monitoring the fetal heartbeat and checking for signs of distress can be critical to ensuring a successful delivery.
Failure to properly monitor by doctors and nurses can cause them to miss distress signs. If medical personnel miss these signs, they lose the ability to:
- Order tests to verify whether a perceived distress sign is problematic
- Order an immediate C-section, which could prevent injuries to the infant
- Treat umbilical cord or other complications
- Adequately resuscitate the newborn
Birth trauma can result in many types of injuries, conditions and disease for children. We have handled many types of birth injuries, including oxygen deficiency leading to brain damage, cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy.
Call Our Experienced Birth Injury Lawyers
Many birth injuries are preventable through proper medical care and attention. If your child suffered a birth injury or defect, it is important to seek legal assistance to determine if medical malpractice was the cause of your child’s suffering. Call 212-406-1700 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our experienced and skilled medical malpractice attorneys.