Seeking Compensation For A Failure To Monitor

Pregnancy requires appropriate monitoring both during the pregnancy and during the birth. The failure of a physician or health care provider to respond to signs or symptoms of distress can have a devastating impact resulting in premature birth, birth injuries or even death. When avoidable injuries happen to you or your baby, you can hold your negligent providers accountable.

NOW Law of Harrisburg and Philadelphia is known throughout Pennsylvania for its ability to recover the compensation and justice families deserve.

Failure To Monitor Is Medical Malpractice

Effective prenatal monitoring by your health care providers for signs such as maternal and fetal heart rate is essential, because it means your physician will be able to make adjustments when necessary. This could include administering or stopping medication, ordering a C-section, providing oxygen or ordering bed rest.

When they fail to properly monitor, serious complications can result, including:

  • A lack of oxygen to the fetus
  • Placenta previa or placental abruption
  • Infection in the mother or the fetus
  • Fetal hemorrhage
  • Seizures
  • A buildup of amniotic fluid
  • Pre-eclampsia

These conditions could lead to cerebral palsy, neurological impairment, respiratory problems or even death of the baby or mother.

If you suspect a failure to properly monitor your child led to serious injuries, our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case to determine if negligence occurred. These types of cases are complex, you should only work with proven attorneys who understand the complex medical issues and have a track record of success. Our attorneys' work has led to recognition from legal organizations across the U.S. and multimillion-dollar recoveries for our clients.

Get The Answers You Need

There is no risk or obligation from scheduling a free consultation with our lawyers at NOW Law. We can assess the strength of your case and help you determine the best way to proceed with a strong case. To learn more, call our offices at 717-798-3588 or 888-699-7097.