When a child is injured, ill, or otherwise harmed, they must receive treatment immediately, otherwise, their symptoms could worsen and the damage they sustain could become more severe, permanent, or even fatal. If you’re dealing with an unborn baby or a newborn, this is an even greater necessity.
Unborn babies still rely heavily on their mothers for sustenance and protection, and although they grow stronger by the day, they still need regular monitoring to ensure a healthy, safe delivery. If a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional identifies a potential problem or danger, but delays proper treatment, the resulting damage could be devastating. Delayed treatment could lead to serious health complications, like fetal distress, prolonged labor, oxygen deprivation, and more.
If your child was wrongfully injured due to a delay in treatment, or a delay in necessary diagnostic tests, make sure you know your legal options. Call (800) 398-1866 today!
Choose The Donnelly Law Firm to represent your best interests
Dealing with a complicated birth is never easy, especially if your child sustained a serious injury as a result. At The Donnelly Law Firm, our experienced attorneys understand what you’re going through, and we’ve dealt with countless birth injury cases during our years in practice.
We understand how overwhelmed, angry, and confused you feel, and we’re here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need during this trying time. We’ve retained more than $140 million on behalf of our clients, and we stand by our contingency fee policy—so you don’t pay unless we win your case.
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How Does Delayed Treatment Occur?
Doctors, nurses, midwives, and other medical professionals have a duty to monitor their patients regularly and look for signs of potential dangers or health risks. It is possible for a birth injury to occur well before the actual birth takes place. Fetal testing can tell us all about unborn children, thanks to medical advancements, but only if those tests are ordered, read, and analyzed. If a doctor fails to order necessary tests, or if there is a delay in the results, the mother and child could suffer.
During pregnancy, a mother might exhibit symptoms of a birth complication—at which point the doctor should order tests for the mother and baby. If a doctor fails to order those tests, the mother and baby could experience birth complications, compromising the health of both.
If any potential problems are identified, that medical professional must then do something about it, either by treating the issue or calling in the correct party to provide the necessary medical treatment, diagnostics, etc. If, however, the necessary treatment is delayed, that tardiness could also cause irreparable harm to both the mother and the fetus.
Examples of delayed treatment of fetal conditions include:
- A delayed C-Section
- A delayed delivery
- Delayed fetal testing
- Delayed fetal test analysis/results
Do You Have a Case? We Can Help!
Delayed treatment of fetal conditions could lead to serious injuries during the birth process, or it could compromise the development of the baby and the health of the mother. If your child suffered any harm due to improper fetal monitoring, a delay in fetal testing, or other similar problems, our firm is here to help.
Contact The Donnelly Law Firm to discuss your situation with our New Jersey delayed treatment birth injury attorneys.