Massachusetts Fetal Heart Monitoring Interpretation Lawyers
Your baby’s health is extremely important and particularly delicate when in the womb and soon after birth. Fetal heart monitoring is necessary to ensuring a baby’s health, especially to make sure it has a regular and controlled heartbeat during labor. Sadly, however, sometimes doctors misinterpret a baby’s heart monitor, leading to disastrous results, like birth injuries.
Birth injuries can be traumatic, and if your baby has suffered a birth injury because of a misinterpreted heart monitor, then the birth injury attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, may be able to help you pursue legal action against those responsible for your baby’s injury. Discuss your options today by calling our offices at (617) 426-4488.
Causes of Misinterpretation
While there are instances in which fetal heart monitors produce false positives or doctors do everything possible and according to medical regulations, yet a problem occurs nonetheless, there are far too many instances in which a baby’s health suffers as a result of negligence in monitoring a fetal heart monitor. Some cases in which a person may be able to pursue legal action for a misinterpreted fetal heart monitor reading include:
- Fatigue / overwork
- Distraction / hectic work environment
- Untrained hospital staff
- General negligence / recklessness
These behaviors could put an innocent baby at risk for a birth injury, all because a doctor or other hospital staff member failed to take the appropriate steps or actions so they could accurately read a monitor.
If a doctor or delivery nurse has failed to correctly interpret your baby’s heart monitor due to their own negligence, then you might be able to sue for financial compensation to help you fight back against the effects of any birth injury resulting from the mistake. Contact the qualified birth injury attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today to learn more about your legal options and how we can provide the support you need by calling us at (617) 426-4488.