The stillbirth of a baby can be one of the most traumatic experiences a parent will ever endure. Months of anticipation, preparation and joy turn to pain and devastation in an instant. At Garau Germano, P.C., we are committed to representing families who have had to go through the pain of a stillbirth that could have been prevented by doctors and hospitals.
Caring Advocacy For Families That Have Suffered A Stillbirth
Medical malpractice claims for stillbirth frequently arise when the doctor fails to heed warning signs before delivery that the baby may be in danger. An ultrasound may show a loss of amniotic fluid. The mother may develop pregnancy related form of high blood pressure (a condition known as preeclampsia), which places the baby under great stress. The baby's fetal movements may decrease markedly. These and other signs may require a doctor to take interventions for the safety of the baby. When a doctor fails to appropriately respond to these signs and a baby is stillborn as a result, the doctor may be held accountable in a medical malpractice claim.
Stillbirths may also result from a doctor's failure to appropriately respond to warning signs at delivery. Fetal monitoring strips provide a constant source of information to a physician throughout the course of a mother's labor. The fetal monitoring strips may show patterns that are recognized as consistent with fetal distress. A medical malpractice claim may arise if a physician fails to recognize these patterns, or fails to adequately respond to these patterns and the baby is stillborn as a result.
Our attorneys have substantial experience in representing families who have suffered a stillbirth as a result of medical malpractice. We will carefully investigate the claim, employing medical experts to assist in our investigation, and we will work to obtain compensation for affected families when the facts demonstrate that the stillbirth was caused by medical negligence.
To learn more about how we can help if your family has suffered the tragedy of stillbirth or wrongful death, please contact our Indianapolis, Indiana, firm today at 317-643-4232 or toll free at 800-631-6743.