Fetal Distress

In medicine (obstetrics), the term fetal distress refers to the presence of signs in a pregnant woman—before or during childbirth—that suggest that the fetus may not be well. Because of its lack of precision, the term is eschewed in modern American obstetrics.
Posts about Fetal Distress
    • Dallas Premature Birth Injury Lawyer

      Did your child suffer complications due to a premature birth? The Dallas birth injury lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to evaluate the facts of your case and explain the options available to you moving forward. Call 1-877-405-4313 today for a free consultation. Premature Births & Medical Malpractice It’s estimated that one in every eight children are born prematurel ...

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  • Fetal Bradycardia Birth Injuries

    … injury claims on a contingency basis, meaning you never have to risk a penny out of pocket to have us handle your claim. We only get paid if we win your case. What is fetal bradycardia? Fetal bradycardia refers to an abnormally low heartbeat of a fetus in distress (less than 110 beats per minute). This is usually due to low oxygen supply caused…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Prenatal Medical Malpractice

    … must perform the correct steps to manage the condition under the allowed standard of care. Some complications that can happen during pregnancy are: Birth defects Preeclampsia Gestational Diabetes(GD) Mother has an infection like AIDS Ectopic pregnancy Fetal distress, and More Statistics Concerning Prenatal Care Prenatal care must be provided…

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  • Nuchal Cord Birth Injury Lawyer

    … cord can become tangled around the child’s neck and pose a serious risk of brain damage or fetal death. This is referred to as a “nuchal cord.” A nuchal cord can and should be detected via ultrasound during the mother’s prenatal checkups. While most instances of a nuchal cord do not result in the need for emergency surgery or cesarean section…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 21 readers -
  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    … contractions which may lead to tears in the uterus. Uterine scar tissue due to things like fibroids or cancer surgery. Women who have had many previous births, especially if they were done via cesarean section are at a higher risk of experiencing uterine rupture. Abusing drugs such as cocaine can have a detrimental effect on uterine integrity…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • Warning Signs of Infant Brain Damage at Birth

    … of the eyes. They suffer from convulsions or seizures. They have clear fluid draining from their ears or nose. They exhibit weakness in their toes and/or fingers. If your child is over a certain age, keep close track of their developmental milestones such as rolling over, sitting up, standing, and speech. Failing to reach these milestones…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -
  • Dallas Pitocin® Birth Injury Lawyers

    … organs such as the heart, lungs or brain, they often prove fatal. Stillbirth – A child that suffers fetal distress as a result of the adverse effects of Pitocin may suffer an intrauterine death or intrapartum death. Experience counts when it comes to Pitocin-related birth injury cases. If you believe that the use of Pitocin led to your child’s…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Failure to Communicate Change in Condition

    …, the doctor left instructions that accounted for possible red flags, and asked that he be notified if these became apparent. He especially stressed that he should be contacted if her oxygen levels dropped below 95%. The woman experienced the drop in oxygen, and several other uncomfortable symptoms, including uterine cramping, excess discharge…

    Ethan Manning/ www.bluegrassjustice.com- 39 readers -
  • Midwife Malpractice

    … that the midwife (who was with the patient) was a student, and did not believe it was his responsibility to supervise her. Even after the obstetrician became aware that circumstances warranted immediate delivery of the baby, it was another hour before he obtained patient consent for a Cesarean section and didn’t notify the anesthesiologist…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -