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Tell-tale signs of fetal distress

Posted on July 27, 2015 2:12 pm under Medical Malpractice

Fetal distress is a general term that describes a condition where a fetus is not well during labor. Although it is considered an unusual complication of labor, undetected fetal distress may result in damaging risks among babies, such as infection and life-long medical conditions, such as cerebral palsy.

At the course of labor, nurses and medical practitioners should monitor the baby to detect any signs of fetal distress, which include:

  • Abnormal heart rhythm (bradycardia, tachycardia etc.)
  • Birth asphyxia, or decreased oxygen in the baby’s brain
  • Brown or green-colored amniotic fluid, which could mean your baby is distressed and has just passed its first stool

Unfortunately, failure to detect signs of fetal distress may cause your baby to suffer from serious, sometimes irreversible harm. If you believe medical negligence has played a significant role in the development of your baby’s medical condition, we at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you assess your eligibility in seeking justice and compensation against the parties involved. Call our Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 to know more about filing a claim.