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3 Cerebral Palsy Lawyers: Fetal Distress

I was recently reviewing the types of cases that our cerebral palsy lawyers have investigated a large number of them are fetal distress cases.

Fetal Distress is when the heart rate of the baby lowers significantly during the labor and delivery process.  A significant number of our investigations involve looking into the medical records and looking to see if the records show a significant drop in heart rate or a substantial change in the baby’s ability to recover from each contraction.

Fetal distress can indicate that the baby is not getting enough oxygen through the umbilical cord, which in turn can be the cause of some brain damage.