Medical Malpractice And Stillbirths
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.
How Medical Negligence Leads To Stillbirths
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 a 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.
Let Our Experienced Attorneys Fight For You And Your Family
Our Indianapolis stillbirth attorneys have substantial experience in representing families who have suffered a stillbirth as a result of medical malpractice. When we accept a case, we carefully investigate the claim, employing medical experts to assist in our investigation. We work to obtain compensation for affected families when the facts demonstrate that the stillbirth was caused by medical negligence. To learn how we can help you, contact us through our website or call us at 317-978-9973.