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Fetal Distress

The birth of a child is likely to be one of the most important moments of your life, but it can also be a time of high anxiety. The birthing process can be very stressful on a baby, and the child must be carefully monitored. If the baby shows evidence of fetal distress, the doctors must take proper actions immediately to avoid permanent damage to the fetus or even to prevent miscarriage.

Unfortunately, doctors do not always pay attention as they should. If a doctor’s negligence in handling fetal distress has caused harm to your child, come to the law firm of Kanoski Bresney. For the past 40 years, our Springfield birth injury lawyers have been protecting the rights and interests of injured people throughout Central Illinois.

What is Fetal Distress?

The birthing process can be traumatic for a newborn child — fetal distress is somewhat common, and it does not necessarily have long term effects on the life of a child. However, it is essential that a doctor monitor the birth for signs of fetal distress, and take appropriate actions when evidence of fetal distress is present. In some cases, an emergency C-section is needed to prevent injury to both mother and child. If the doctor does not property respond to fetal distress, the mother may miscarry, or the baby may suffer permanent brain damage.

If you have lost a baby because the doctor was negligent, the doctor should be held accountable. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Springfield have extensive experience handling medical malpractice claims, and can effectively represent you.

Contact Our Springfield Attorneys Today

For general information about medical negligence, please see our medical malpractice information center. For information about your personal circumstances, please speak with one of our attorneys today. Call (217) 523-7742.