Fetal acidosis refers to high level of toxicity in an unborn baby’s blood and can lead to serious complications, including serious brain injury and death. If your baby suffered fetal acidosis as a result of a medical error, you have legal options. At The Arfaa Law Group, our highly skilled Baltimore birth injury attorneys will listen to your story and guide you in the right direction. We understand there are few things more stressful than a health problem involving your child, which is why you can expect the utmost compassion from us throughout your entire case.Getting Compensation for Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
Fetal acidosis takes place when the chemistry of an infant’s body, specifically blood plasma, becomes too acidic. This type of health complication is associated with fetal hypoxia and the loss of oxygen during childbirth. It typically occurs when a fetus is deprived of oxygen for a period of time during or after delivery. The condition can leave to brain damage, and even death. Fetal acidosis can be caused by a number of factors including:
- Abnormal positioning or presentation of the fetus during delivery;
- Multiple births, or the delivery of more than one baby in a single term;
- Umbilical cord compression;
- Umbilical cord prolapse;
- Shoulder dystocia;
- Obstructed delivery.
It is critical that healthcare providers closely monitor both the mother and baby prior to, during and after delivery. There are common signs and symptoms associated with fetal acidosis that healthcare providers are trained to recognize. A prompt response from healthcare providers can significantly reduce the risk of injury to the baby.
If your child suffered a birth injury due to negligent treatment of fetal acidosis, you may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice claim. In Maryland, a medical malpractice claim is appropriate when a medical professional fails to adhere to the standard of care that other medical professionals in the same specialty would use under the same or similar circumstances. The plaintiff must also establish that the medical professional’s failure to adhere to the accepted standard of care was a direct cause of his or her injury.
As mentioned earlier, fetal acidosis can lead to brain damage and life-long disabilities. The costs associated with life-long day-to-day care can be exorbitant. Fortunately, Maryland law allows you to recover compensation to help ease the burden of these expenses. A victim of medical malpractice can typically recover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, disability and compensation for any other losses stemming from the malpractice. The exact amount of damages that will be awarded in a particular case will depend on the specific facts of that case.Contact Skilled Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Arfaa Law Group
At The Arfaa Law Group, our reputable Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys are committed to holding negligent healthcare providers accountable for the harm that they cause. Medical malpractice cases can be complex and having the right attorney on your side can make all the difference. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way. We proudly take on clients from Columbia, Glen Burnie, Ellicott City, Dundalk, Towson, and Woodlawn. To learn more, please do not delay in calling us at 410-889-1850 or contacting us online.