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)
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.