In terms of birth injuries, there are several actions that can occur that can result in serious birth injuries. However, it’s also imperative to recognize there are ways to help prevent certain complications, such as early monitoring.
This is why fetal monitoring is absolutely crucial to ensure for a healthy pregnancy. This doesn’t always happen, though, and it could lead to the baby suffering significant injuries or other complications as a result. Here are some ways early monitoring helps.
Monitoring the Fetal Heart Rate
By monitoring fetal heart rate, doctors are able to determine if significant issues exist. An abnormal heart rate could indicate that the baby is not receiving a sufficient supply of oxygen to his or her brain due to umbilical cord or other issues.
This allows the doctors to determine which action is necessary to alleviate the situation. Failure to monitor the baby properly could allow the problem to persist, which could cause life-altering damages and significant birth injuries such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
Monitoring the Health of the Mother
There are numerous ways that a condition the mother suffers could impact an unborn child. For instance, a baby may suffer harm should the mother go much of her pregnancy with high blood pressure or while taking certain medications.
It is up to the doctor to identify these potential problems and offer solutions to the mother to help keep the baby safe. If the doctor fails to screen the mother and her health and history, it could put the baby at risk of birth defects.
Our Chicago birth injury lawyers at Beam Legal Team recognize the various ways in which medical professionals can be negligent and how their actions can result in significant birth injuries for either mother or child.
As such, we work hard to protect the rights of those who have suffered due to the actions or inactions of a medical professional. Let us protect your rights throughout the process and pursue the compensation your family needs to help with the long-term care necessary to give your child a comfortable life.
Discuss your potential case with our firm. Call today: (866) 766-3806.