New Mexico Fetal Distress Attorneys
If Your Infant Was Injured by Negligent Caretakers, We Can Help You Find Justice
"Fetal distress." These are two words you never want to hear while in the delivery room. However, giving birth is a complex process with many things that can go wrong. Advanced monitoring systems allow your doctor and nurses to track everything from blood pressure to heart rate and beyond during delivery. When your infant’s vital signs are abnormal, doctors have time to step in before any permanent damage is caused.
Fetal distress may be described as any situation wherein an unborn baby is at risk of suffering a serious injury. Conditions like cerebral palsy and other developmental delays may be caused by failures to recognize or respond to fetal distress. If you think your baby has faced a birth injury because your obstetrician did not recognize the need for intervention, call our birth injury attorneys at Bandas Law Firm.
We are here to offer compassionate guidance and counsel to your family during this time. These cases are always complex and emotional—so we strive to provide not only the experienced legal representation necessary to seek a positive resolution but the compassionate personal attention you need.
Deciding to take legal action is not easy, but it can help your family in the years to come. Call our New Mexico team at (505) 393-6303 to learn about your options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
Signs of Fetal Distress
Obstetricians, OB/GYNs, and nurses have an obligation to properly monitor an infant during labor or delivery, watching monitors or using other methods to quickly identify any signs of fetal distress. Some indications a baby is in trouble might be felt by the mother, but others are best identified through medical readings. If a baby is in trouble, an emergency C-section or another form of intervention may be necessary to prevent permanent brain damage. Quick thinking is crucial if serious complications are to be avoided.
The following signs may indicate fetal distress:
- Decreased movement in the womb
- Vaginal bleeding
- High maternal blood pressure
- Significant maternal weight gain
- Decreased infant heart rate during delivery
What to Do if You Think You Have a Case
Mismanaged fetal distress can lead to serious birth injuries, including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, and brachial plexus injuries. To see your baby’s life affected at its very beginning can be emotionally difficult, even overwhelming. If you and your family find yourself in this situation, it’s important to learn about your legal options so you can make an informed decision on your next steps.
Fetal distress cases are complex and notoriously difficult to litigate, but our New Mexico birth injury attorneys have the resources and litigation experience to help you. Not only is justice for you on the line—but you could also be able to recover compensation that will provide treatment and care for your baby’s injuries. If you think you are ready to move forward with your case, our compassionate attorneys are here to help.
Call our New Mexico team 24/7 at (505) 393-6303 . You will be able to speak directly to a lawyer when you work with Bandas Law Firm.