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Failure to Respond to Fetal Distress

Did a Provider's Failure to Respond to Fetal Distress Result in a Birth Injury?

Fetal monitors and other methods of observation should alert birthing attendants to signs of a baby's distress during labor. When an obstetrician or associated technicians should have known — or did, in fact, know — that a fetus was in distress but took no appropriate action, this is often a clear sign of medical malpractice.

The vital signs of the fetus during labor depend on a continuous flow of oxygen through the placenta. When the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby's neck or when the baby is in breech position (feet first), the risk of hypoxic brain injury increases. Time is of the essence in cases of fetal distress. Failure to respond, notify the doctor or order a timely cesarean section are all potential indicators of medical malpractice.

Did labor and delivery room attendants, nurses or the obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) neglect their duty by failing to respond to your baby's distress before birth? Did the doctor fail to order or perform a cesarean section in time to make a difference? If caregivers did not make the right decisions or did not follow up on correct decisions, and your child suffers from cerebral palsy or any other birth injury as a result, you are doing the right thing by looking for an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to review your case.

Rush & Gransee, L.C., in San Antonio, has a track record of successful recoveries on behalf of babies and their parents affected by preventable birth injuries. Attorney Robert Rush is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with more than 25 years' experience recovering damages in plaintiff's claims and lawsuits.

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Call 210-223-9200 or email Rush & Gransee, L.C., to request a consultation with a San Antonio, Texas, birth injury lawyer. We are experienced in asserting the rights of clients suffering from economic losses and attorney negligence in legal malpractice claims.