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Why You May Have A Birth Injury Claim?

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Every year in the United States there are at least 44,000 deaths as the result of medical errors, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine. That figure could actually go as high as 98,000. Medical malpractice or negligence by physicians in their diagnosis and/or treatment of fetal distress can be summarized in the following common categories:

  • Wrongly interpreting the test results of monitoring
  • Failure to appropriately monitor the fetus
  • Not properly identifying fetal distress signs
  • Not recommending proper treatment options for complications that can cause fetal distress
  • Failure to order a cesarean delivery when indicators show the fetus to be in distress
  • Not properly following up with the patient
This list is by no means exhaustive. Malpractice can encompass many other forms. If you believe that a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical care provider did not properly detect and/or treat your child’s fetal distress, you should immediately contact us using our form on the right hand side.