Typical cases of fetal distress, or the shortage of oxygen during pregnancy or during labor due to a compromised flow of blood from the mother’s body to the placenta, present no long-term effects on the baby after delivery. However, in some instances where fetal distress has been severe and lasted too long, the complications might affect the baby for a lifetime.
Among the most common complications associated with severe and prolonged fetal distress are:
The complications of fetal distress may have not happened if medical practitioners had efficiently assessed a baby’s risk of fetal distress. Furthermore, a doctor’s failure to perform a C-section when needed may also contribute to severe fetal distress.
To learn more about taking legal action after your baby has been harmed by a negligent medical practitioner in Milwaukee, consult with our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.