There Is No Place for Delays in the Delivery Room
Pregnancy is often seen as a joyous time because it means welcoming a new life into the world. But when doctors, nurses and medical specialists don’t pay attention to warning signs or fail to act in a timely manner, the risk of serious injury or death rises significantly for mother and child.
At Morris & Player PLLC, our attorneys know how to identify medical negligence and understand the devastation it can cause to patients and their families. If you or a loved one suffered injuries or a loss during delivery because a doctor waited too long to take action, our attorneys in Louisville are here to help. See our verdicts and settlements page to see examples of this.
Recognizing Fetal Distress and Other Conditions
At every stage of your pregnancy, your doctor should be monitoring you and your baby and looking out for warning signs that could indicate a major problem, including but not limited to:
- Sudden and excessive vaginal bleeding
- Sudden painful cramping
- Increase in mother’s blood pressure
- Abnormal fetal heartbeat
- Low oxygen levels in mother’s blood, which can lead to birth asphyxia
- A decrease in fetal movement, which could indicate fetal distress
- Presence of protein in the mother’s blood, a sign of pre-eclampsia
It is as important for physicians to monitor you and your baby during pregnancy as it is for them to act quickly when there are signs of a problem. Failing to act in a timely manner can lead to serious injuries that can necessitate the need for legal action.
Taking Action if Your Doctor Waited Too Long
At Morris & Player PLLC, our lawyers will explain your rights and the steps you can take to correct the injustice against you and your family. We will make sure you are adequately compensated for injuries or the loss of a loved one, whether this means accepting a settlement during negotiations or taking your claim to court.
You can rest assured knowing we will put you and your family’s needs first, and that we will work tirelessly to hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries or loss.
Arrange a Free Consultation Today
To speak with an attorney from our firm, contact our Kentucky office by calling 800-501-0431 or by sending us an email. We offer free case evaluations and you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you.