Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving birth injuries resulting from medical errors by physicians and hospital in diagnosing and treating fetal distress. Fetal distress generally refers to fetal hypoxia, or lack of oxygen. It can lead to seizures, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities.
This type of medical negligence can lead to serious and catastrophic injuries to the mother and to an unborn baby and can give rise to a Michigan birth injury malpractice lawsuit.
Common Errors Diagnosing Fetal Distress
The following are common errors that can occur that can cause or increase the risk of fetal distress:
- Failing to perform appropriate monitoring of the fetus
- Failing to properly interpret the monitoring results
- Failing to identify the signs of fetal distress
- Failing to order necessary tests
- Failing to recommend appropriate treatment options
- Failing to consult with a specialist
- Failing to perform a cesarean section
These medical errors can lead to permanent and irreversible damage to the unborn child and can lead to a lifetime of special needs and accommodation the child. This include special education costs, medical costs, housing expenses, and other significant costs. If a medical provider was negligent in diagnosing or treating fetal distress, this can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit where compensation can be sought for both the child and the family.
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If you or a loved one have experienced fetal distress due to mismanagement by a medical staff, you may be able to recover compensation for your troubles. Our award winning lawyers operate under a strict No Fee Promise, which means we will not collect a dime until we have reached a settlement for you. There is absolutely nothing to lose to speak with one of our attorneys to see if you have a medical malpractice case. Call our team today at (800) 606-1717 or fill out the Free Case Review Box on this page and an attorney will be in contact with you shortly.