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.
Birth Injury Lawyers Who Have Won Multimillion-Dollar Awards for Injured Infants
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
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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
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