What is Fetal Acidosis?

Fetal Acidosis is a medical condition acquired during childbirth that can negatively affect an unborn baby’s health. The term ‘fetal acidosis’ refers to the high acidity of an unborn baby’s blood, or when the infant’s blood plasma falls below a 7.35 on the Ph scale. Fetal Acidosis occurs when a fetus does not have enough oxygen during or after baby delivery. This birth injury can lead to severe complications for the newborn, such as brain damage, kidney disorders, or even infant death.

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Can fetal acidosis be prevented?

Yes, experts believe that many causes of fetal acidosis are preventable if the correct measures are taken by medical providers. This birth injury is frequently caused by the mother’s lack of oxygen and irregular blood Ph balance during labor and delivery. Additionally, using fetal monitoring devices to track the heart rate and oxygen levels of the infant during childbirth could prevent birth injuries, as well.

In addition to preventing fetal acidosis during labor and childbirth, it can also be prevented by the quick diagnosis and treatment of newborn conditions such as respiratory distress and anemia. Because many causes of fetal acidosis are preventable, if your baby suffered fetal acidosis, you may be able to file medical malpractice claim and recover compensation for your losses.

Do I have a Fetal Acidosis Claim?

Birth injury lawsuits must show a medical provider’s clear act of negligence during treatment. The error must be clearly due to the individual medical provider’s carelessness. The Cochran Firm, D.C. has a team of experienced and dedicated medical malpractice attorneys who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

The Cochran Firm, D.C. can help you recover compensation for lost wages, hospital bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Your case review is free, prompt, and confidential and since we represent our clients on a contingency basis, there are no legal fees unless we win your case.

Call The Cochran Firm, D.C. locally at 202­-682­-5800 or at 1­-800­-THE-­FIRM to reach us 24 hours a day. You may also fill out a contact form online. Because there are strict time deadlines when filing a Fetal Acidosis birth injury claim, we ask that you please contact us at your earliest convenience in order to preserve your legal rights.

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