During the pregnancy or prenatal period and during labor and delivery, a baby’s well being must be closely monitored for any signs of problems and distress such hypoxia, anoxia, or lack of oxygen.
Doctors have a wide variety of tools available to them to diagnose fetal distress and problems, including the use of ultrasound, stress tests, non-stress tests and the fetal monitor strips or baby monitor during labor.
Doctors, midwives, and nurses should be able to see when a baby is in distress or running out of oxygen, and, once that process starts, the health care providers should deliver the baby right away — like through an emergency c-section — to prevent brain damage. The longer a baby stays in a bad environment without oxygen or with low blood sugar, the worse the outcome. The lack of oxygen could result in brain damage to your baby.
If you feel that your child may have been the victim of malpractice, call the malpractice attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. at (718) 993-9999. Let us evaluate your case, and advise you of your rights. The consultation is free and we do not charge a legal fee unless we recover for your child.