Fetal Distress (Hypoxia) Lawyer in Detroit
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Fetal distress, also referred to as Hypoxia or Anoxia, is a complication
which can occur before, during, or immediately after birth involving a
lack of adequate oxygen to a baby’s brain. While fetal distress
may be caused by unavoidable circumstances, medical professionals have
a responsibility to monitor mothers for this complication and immediately
address it to avoid permanent injury to the infant.
If your child was injured as a result of improperly treated fetal distress,
contact Goodman Acker P.C. today. Having recovered millions in
verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients throughout Michigan since 1993, our team
of powerful Detroit birth injury attorneys can provide the powerful advocacy
you need to pursue maximum compensation for your child’s suffering.
Countless clients have turned to us for the following reasons:
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Common Signs of Fetal Distress
There are numerous reasons why a baby may not get enough oxygen before,
during, or after birth, such as a mother’s medical condition which
lowers her oxygen levels, issues with oxygen transfer from the placenta
to the fetus, or even a compression of the umbilical cord. As such, doctors,
nurses, and obstetricians must carefully monitor a mother and baby to
ensure a baby is not in distress, with emergency birth by caesarian section
often being required to remove a baby from dangerous, oxygen depriving
conditions. Medical professionals who fail to continuously assess high-risk
pregnancies or ignore common signs of fetal distress may be held liable
for medical malpractice.
Fetal distress may be identified through any of the following:
- Erratic fetal heart rate
- Decreased fetal heart rate
- Lack of fetal movement
- Vaginal bleeding
- Intense cramping
- High maternal blood pressure
- Excessive maternal weight gain
At birth, common signs of fetal asphyxia and hypoxia include a blue or
pale skin color, weak muscle tone, weak or no cry, poor reflexes, or difficult
breathing. If deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time, a baby
can suffer permanent and irreversible brain damage, organ failure, or
Pursue Compensation with Goodman Acker P.C.
If your child has been injured as a result of a doctor’s failure
to identify fetal distress, our Michigan birth injury lawyers are prepared
to stand by your side and file a lawsuit on your behalf against those
responsible. Depending on the circumstances, you may have grounds to recover
compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress,
long-term care, and more. Most importantly, if we are not successful in
recovering the financial restitution you deserve, you will not pay us
a dime for our services.
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