Improper Fetal Monitoring Injury Attorney in Houston
Fetal monitoring is used during the birthing process to determine whether the baby is getting enough oxygen and blood. If a baby does not get these things before and during birth, it may suffer damage to the brain, including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) that can lead to many lifelong health problems including cerebral palsy.
Medical staff is required to monitor the infant during birth to prevent these issues. If this is done improperly, or indicators of fetal distress are missed, your child can suffer serious, even life-threatening harm. If you believe your child sustained a birth injury from improper fetal monitoring, our attorneys can help.
Dedicated Representation and Caring, Personal Service
Tommy Hastings of Hastings Law Firm has helped families whose children have birth injuries throughout Texas hold doctors, nurses, hospitals and birthing centers accountable for negligent care. He and his team have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for their clients through successful verdicts and settlements. Tommy is board-certified in personal injury and has more than a decade of experience in medical malpractice.
Our entire team gets to know your family and what happened to your child. We feel this helps us think differently about your case. Knowing your story and understanding what you’re going through put us squarely in your camp and make us more dedicated to your success.
Why Does Fetal Monitoring Matter?
Having external fetal monitoring on the mother’s belly and internal fetal monitoring on the baby’s scalp once the mother’s cervix is dilated to 2 to 3 centimeters gives doctors and staff the ability to track the baby’s condition during birth. By reading the fetal monitoring strip, they can tell whether the baby is getting enough oxygen or is in fetal distress. This information allows them to make split-second decisions, such as whether to do an emergency C-section.
If the fetal monitoring equipment is ignored, malfunctioning or is used improperly, the necessary information can be missed and your child’s life can be negatively impacted. Unfortunately, doctors and nurses rarely admit to these errors.
The medical establishment goes out of its way to avoid liability in these situations. Our lawyers know how to hold those responsible for your child’s injuries accountable and gain the compensation you will need to cover his or her condition for life.
Contact Our Birth Injuries Lawyers About Your Child’s Condition Due To Improper Fetal Monitoring
The Hastings Law Firm is a dedicated medical malpractice law office representing victims and their families who have sustained injury or loss of life in cases relating to birth injury. If you think that your child suffered a birth-related injury because a doctor, healthcare professional, or healthcare facility did not perform their responsibilities correctly, we urge you to make contact with our office right away. We will start with a free case assessment where we can explore the crucial aspects in your potential case and help you understand your legal rights. Call today at 877-269-4620 or contact us on the web to schedule your free initial consultation. All cases are completed on contingency, so you do not pay a fee unless we recover compensation for you.