If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\n\r\nFetal Distress Caused by Medical Negligence: What's a Parent to Do?\r\nYou read all the books. You took all the classes. Yet, nothing could have prepared you for the tragedy and devastation that you would face.\r\nFetal distress happens more often than most of us would like to think.\u00a0 Unfortunately, it can lead to permanent problems, even death.\r\nIf your child suffered permanent brain damage or a disability from birth complications or if your child didn\u2019t survive, you need to step back and consider what could have led to the problem.\u00a0 Below are some of the common factors associated with fetal distress that could have surfaced during the pregnancy or delivery:\r\n\r\n \tMother had high blood pressure\r\n \tMother had diabetes\r\n \tThere was an infection during pregnancy\r\n \tPlacenta separated from the uterine wall (a.k.a. placental abruption)\r\n \tA uterine rupture occurred\r\n\r\nWhen a pregnancy is considered high risk or if complications are identified during the delivery process, it is imperative that the medical providers take action immediately.\u00a0 However, that doesn\u2019t always happen.\u00a0 For example, doctors, nurses and other health care providers have been known to:\r\n\r\n \tFail to recognize a high-risk pregnancy\r\n \tFail to monitor the baby properly before birth\r\n \tFail to act promptly when an emergency arises\r\n\r\nAs a parent, it might be hard for you to pinpoint what exactly led to your child\u2019s condition.\u00a0 That is why you should consider talking with an experienced Kentucky or\u00a0Ohio birth injury attorney\u00a0who will be able to review your case.\u00a0 A lawyer will also be able to advise you on the best course of action and explain your legal rights.\r\nFor a free case evaluation, contact the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. We represent birth injury cases involving\u00a0cerebral palsy,\u00a0erb\u2019s palsy,\u00a0hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy\u00a0and other types of trauma. Our attorneys have been representing injury cases in Kentucky and Ohio for over 35 years.