What is fetal heart monitoring?

During labor and delivery, doctors monitor an unborn child’s heartbeat in order to ensure that the baby’s heart is functioning properly. When an irregularity is detected, doctors are able to promptly and accurately respond in order to care for the child. When the fetal heartbeat is not properly monitored, serious injuries could occur. As such, this oversight is a serious form of medical malpractice and individuals who are responsible for any birth injury as a result may be held financially responsible. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our legal team understands how devastating a birth injury can be for families, and we are prepared to pursue those responsible in the civil court system.