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New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers Handling Fetal Distress Cases

When a baby experiences lack of oxygen during labor or delivery, the result may be a birth injury that could have been prevented with proper vigilance. Fetal distress is one of the most common causes of birth injury. Birthing care personnel who respond appropriately to signs of fetal distress can prevent or mitigate birth injuries that can result from these and other problems.

An unborn baby's distress may indicate one of various complications that should be dealt with promptly:

  • Lack of oxygen
  • Abnormal heart rate
  • Expulsion of meconium into the amniotic fluid, potentially clogging lungs
  • Buildup of acid, potentially affecting a fetus's brain and other organs

In today's modern hospitals, undetected or ignored fetal distress should not occur. Sophisticated, sensitive fetal monitors normally give maternity ward personnel ample warning of fetal distress. When technicians and nurses fail to alert doctors, or when doctors fail to take prompt action in the face of fetal distress, and a baby suffers serious harm as a result, malpractice may be a consideration.

A baby who has been injured because of a preventable birth injury will incur many expenses and present many losses for an entire family to cope with. If your newborn son or daughter has a brain injury such as cerebral palsy because caregivers did not respond appropriately to signs of fetal distress during labor or delivery, you may have a compensable claim that can help your family and your child cope with:

  • Medical expenses
  • Therapy: physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy and more
  • Medical equipment
  • Modified transportation
  • Special education
  • Professional services such as personal care attendants
  • Hearing aid
  • Lost earning opportunities

Britcher Leone, LLC, can represent you and your child in a birth injury case involving fetal distress and medical negligence. A Board Certified Physician, Armand Leone Jr. contributes comprehensive understanding of the medical issues involved in birth injury and other types of medical malpractice cases. In turn, the extensive trial experience of partner E. Drew Britcher helps many of our clients achieve results in malpractice claims. Drew is not only certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, but he has been counsel of record and/or amicus counsel in more than two dozen reported decisions of the Appellate Courts in New Jersey.

Contact The Glen Rock And Parsippany Birth Injury Attorneys Of Britcher Leone, LLC

We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your child's birth injuries. If we accept your case, we will handle it on a contingent fee basis. You will not pay attorneys' fees unless we are successful in your birth injury case. Call 866-713-1795 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

"The mission of Britcher Leone, LLC is to unite the professional disciplines of medicine and law to help the victims of physicians' malpractice and serious personal injury restore their future and the future of their families."
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