What is Improper Fetal Monitoring?
West Virginia Birth Injury Lawyer
When an infant is being delivered, it is the responsibility of the doctors and nurses to monitor the fetus closely, including before, during and after delivery. A mother does not have the proper medical equipment, or expertise to monitor things like the fetal heartbeat, and recognize signs of fetal distress. You rely on doctors to be monitoring those things and to act accordingly if they find something wrong. However, sometimes doctors and nurses do not properly monitor the fetus, and as a result when the infant is born, he or she may have sustained a debilitating birth injury that may last a lifetime, and cost the family of the infant large sums of money in medical expenses. If someone in your family has suffered due to a birth injury that you believe was caused my improper fetal monitoring, contact a West Virginia personal injury attorney today.
The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC is dedicated to helping the victims of medical malpractice and negligence get the compensation they deserve. If your child suffered a birth injury, you may be laboring under extensive medical bills that you did not plan on having to pay. The firm may be able to get you compensation to help you pay for all medical and therapy bills, as well as any other expenses that were incurred as a result of this occurrence. Many birth injuries are entirely avoidable, and are a result of negligence, and a failure to pay attention on the part of the nurses and doctors. If there were legitimate indications that the fetus was in distress, and these signs were largely ignored by the medical staff, you may have a medical negligence claim.
Contact a birth injury attorney for more information!
The firm understands the sensitivities that go along with a birth injury case and understands that your family may still be dealing with the fallout of a birth injury. They can fight for you so that you and your family can work on healing and moving on. If someone in your family has suffered a birth injury due to improper fetal monitoring, contact a birth injury lawyer from the firm today.