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Fetal Distress Causes Leading to Medical Malpractice Claim

Michael Becker

While birth injury malpractice suits can take a long time to process, it should not stop you from pursuing a medical malpractice claim in Ohio, if your child suffered injuries as a result of fetal distress. A Cleveland birth injury attorney can help determine if you should proceed with filing a claim.

Fetal distress may not be preventable but it should be detected and treated. A failure to do so could be the result of medical negligence. This could then lead to you filing a claim against the doctor or healthcare provider and holding them legally liable for your injuries.

Fetal Distress and Medical Malpractice Claim in Ohio

The common causes of fetal distress that can be attributed to healthcare provider negligence:

  • fetal infection;
  • maternal illness;
  • umbilical cord compression; and
  • placental abruption.

These are just some of the causes that could lead to fetal distress. Recognizing that fetal distress has occurred and treating it properly is vital, since a lack of oxygen could lead to serious injuries and even death.

When fetal distress leads to a medical malpractice claim in Ohio, then you should speak immediately with a Cleveland birth injury attorney. Your attorney has had much experience with birth injury malpractice suits and can help you throughout the entire process.

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