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Fetal Distress and Complications During Labor

As the term implies, fetal distress occurs when a baby, either before or during birth, encounters life-threatening complications. In most instances, this means the flow of oxygen to the fetus has been cut off and poses a genuine health risk. If you have recently given birth and your baby suffered injuries, that could have otherwise been prevented, you may be able to take legal action.

Contact Cullan & Cullan LLC today to discuss your rights and options in a free consultation. As skilled Nebraska birth injury attorneys and physicians, brothers Patrick and Joseph Cullan bring a wealth of experience to every case they represent. With their in-depth understanding of fetal distress and a nuanced grasp of medical malpractice, you can trust that your case will receive the best representation possible.

Contact our office today at (402) 882-7080 or submit your information online and a representative will be with you shortly.

Recover Damages in Nebraska

However, it is perfectly understandable and natural to have hesitations about contacting a law firm - especially after what you have experienced. At Cullan & Cullan LLC we empathize with this struggle and appreciate any reservations you may have. To that end, we offer a contingency-based payment schedule. This means you won't see a bill until your case is won. Our goal is to provide you the time and space to heal, while we fight for the compensation you deserve. Typically we seek damage awards to cover some of the following economic and non-economic damages:

  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Doctor and specialist fees
  • Long-term therapeutic services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Give Cullan & Cullan LLC a call at your earliest convenience and get the information you need to make an educated decision.

What Causes Fetal Distress Complications?

While there is a multitude of reasons a baby could encounter trouble before and during the birthing process, it is a doctor's responsibility to ensure their safety the entire time. Any warning signs such as a flagging heartbeat, severe infection or tangled umbilical cord should be met with a timely response by the medical team in charge. Failure to do so could constitute negligence on the part of the hospital staff or overseeing physician. Some missteps have been taken by medical professionals, that we have encountered include:

  • Failure to properly monitor the fetus's heartbeat and biometrics
  • Failure to diagnose any potential complications before entering the labor
  • Failure to perform a timely and effective C-section (see image below)

Image of C-section

As soon as possible. Do not wait until it is too late, call Cullan & Cullan LLC and schedule a free consultation to discuss your next steps.

Record SettingVerdicts

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  • $26.1 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Cullan & Cullan has set a state record in Nebraska with a $26.1 million medical malpractice jury award.

  • $19 Million

    Truck Accident

    Negligent truck driver made a right-hand turn into plaintiff’s vehicle, causing fractured vertebra and partial paralysis. Defendant alleged plaintiff was trying to pass him on the shoulder. The insurance company offered zero before trial.

  • $17 Million

    Birth Injury

    Negligence by nurses and hospital staff in failing to assess the position of the baby, improper use of Pitocin, and failing to obtain an assessment by physician, resulting in severe oxygen deprivation and brain injury to the baby.



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Families We've Helped

  • "During delivery, improperly used forceps caused severe head trauma to the head of our client's child. We worked diligently to secure the compensation our client deserved and to hold the negligent health care provider accountable to harm they caused."
  • ""His team is phenomenal, and we are forever grateful for everything they have done for us.""
  • ""We knew these would be lifelong issues for our son. You have to advocate for your kids because no one else will do it. Cullan & Cullan knew what was going on and we knew they would be successful in helping us.""
  • ""My child had permanent paralysis in her left arm and no one gave us a straight answer on how bad it actually was. We needed lawyers who understood the medical side of this case and hiring the Cullan brothers gave us the attention we needed.""
  • ""Joe and Pat came to meet me helped me fight my case. I was who they cared about and I felt so important with the Cullan brothers.""
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  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience
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  • Over a Quarter of a Billion Dollars Recovered
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