Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC Creates Infographic to Help Families Learn about Fetal Distress and Birth Trauma

July 24, 2013

The Louisville, Kentucky personal injury law firm of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC has released an infographic designed to help parents and families gain a deeper understanding of birth trauma and birth injuries that can result from fetal distress.

Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) July 24, 2013

The firm of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC created an infographic to help teach parents and parents-to-be about fetal distress and other factors in the labor and delivery process that may lead to a birth trauma. Improper attention to fetal distress can cause a lifetime of debilitation or even the death of a child.

It is the intention of birth injury lawyer Brett H. Oppenheimer that this infographic will help parents and families understand and recognize the signs of fetal distress, as timely medical intervention can be essential to avoiding birth trauma in the delivery room.

A birth injury or birth trauma is any damage a baby suffers before, during, or soon after birth. While some birth injuries may be only temporary or easily remedied, a number of birth traumas can result in permanent, debilitating, and even fatal injuries.

In some cases, such as situations where a breech delivery is necessary, it may be impossible to avoid a birth injury. However, it is also possible that a medical error such as a failure to recognize or appropriately respond to fetal distress can cause a birth trauma. When this is the case, a birth injury lawyer can help families affected by birth trauma recover compensation which can help offset the costs associated with caring for a disabled child.

According to Mr. Oppenheimer, medical errors that may lead to a birth injury include failure to monitor a baby’s heart rate before or during labor, failure to stimulate delivery by administering Pitocin, or failure to perform a timely C-section when fetal or maternal distress is evident.

The infographic illustrates how fetal distress may be indicated on a fetal heart rate monitor, and it goes on to detail a number of birth injuries which can result from hypoxia (insufficient oxygen to the baby) caused by fetal distress. These injuries include brain injuries, cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, mental retardation, developmental delays, and stillbirth.

About Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC

The firm of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC is a Kentucky-based personal injury law firm. Mr. Oppenheimer has extensive experience in birth trauma litigation.

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