Why You May Have a Claim
According to a report by the Institute of Medicine,
medical errors are responsible for at least 44,000
deaths each year in the United States and possibly
as many as 98,000 each year. The following are among
the more common forms of negligence or medical
malpractice by physicians in diagnosing and/or
treating fetal distress:
The above are only a few examples and are by no means
intended to be an exhaustive list of acts of malpractice.
If you suspect that your doctor, nurse, or other health
care provider failed to detect
and/or properly treat your child's fetal distress, you should
contact a competent attorney immediately.
- Failing to perform appropriate monitoring of
- Misinterpreting the results of monitoring tests;
- Failing to identify signs of fetal distress;
- Failing to recommend appropriate treatment options
for the complications causing fetal distress;
- Failing to order or perform a cesarean in the
presence of indicators that the fetus is in
distress and that a cesarean is required;
- Failing to follow-up with the patient.
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