Expectant mothers have every right to expect that they will receive careful, professional medical attention and supervision during the childbirth process. Unfortunately, some obstetricians and other medical staff fail to live up to their responsibilities.
Understanding the Importance of Watching Fetal Vital Signs
Fetal monitoring has become a standard part of the delivery process and is done by attaching an electrode to the fetus’s scalp. This allows medical staff to keep track of the heartbeat and other vital signs so they can respond to indications of potential complications.
When obstetricians and their nurses do not recognize and respond to irregular tracings on fetal monitoring devices, they may lose the opportunity to prevent serious birth injuries.
If live in Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie, or a surrounding community in New York, and your child has been injured because a medical professional did not properly monitor vital signs during delivery, our birth injury attorney can help. Your son or daughter may be entitled to restitution for medical expenses, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Seeking Compensation for Injured Mothers
It is also important for doctors and nurses to adequately monitor the condition of mothers during childbirth. The delivery process itself — as well as medications that are often used to aid delivery — may cause hemorrhaging and other serious medical emergencies.
Newburgh Birth injury attorney Charles Rock is dedicated to seeking fair compensation for both mothers and children who have been injured due to improper monitoring. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options with an experienced birth injury lawyer.