Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Error
Fetal heart rate monitoring errors can cause serious and unnecessary problems for an unborn baby. The overall purpose of monitoring a baby's heart rate is for doctors to be able to evaluate whether or not a child is in harm's way during delivery and even before. Often times when a baby’s heart rate or even the mother’s heart rate is abnormal, doctors will make a decision to deliver the unborn baby early. Data feedback from the fetal heart rate monitoring device can also save a mothers life and prevent potential harm to her health.
A fetal heart rate monitoring error can cause life threatening injuries to a baby during delivery and even years to come.
Parents rely on doctors and medical staff to conduct the proper procedures to monitor a baby and mother’s heart rate and collect accurate data.
When a mother‘s heart rate or even the baby’s heart rate is abnormal doctors may call for an emergency C-section. However, if the fetal data reads false and the baby does not need to be delivered, it can cause potential injuries.
In contrast, if a fetal heart rate results shows that a baby or mother’s heart rate is normal, when it is really abnormal, this can be dangerous.
If the mom and baby are fine, they will not require serious medical attention in that manner. However, if doctors receive false information that shows that her mother or baby's heart rate is normal, there could cause life-threatening illnesses or even death.
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals should be held accountable for their mistakes.
If you or your baby have suffered from injuries due to a fetal heart rate monitoring mistake you may be entitled to compensation. Anzalone Law Firm PLLC specialize in representing clients with children who have been affected by medical malpractice mistakes. Contact us today for a free consultation at: 603.548.3797.Common Causes of Irregular Heart Rate Results
Irregular heart rate results can be caused by the following conditions:
- Complications resulting from the false data results.
- Babies born with a head that is too large.
- The placenta can get detached from the uterine wall.
- Babies who are born breech, such as the feet coming out of the birth canal first instead of the head. This is often referred to as abnormal birth positioning’.
- Can affect the strength or effectiveness of the mother’s contractions.
- The umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck. When this happens the umbilical cord can block circulation to the brain.
- Uterine rupture or a tear in the uterus which can have serious implications to both the mother and child.
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