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Fetal Distress

Having a child is the most important experiences in many people’s lives. In order to deliver a healthy baby, however, you will likely need the assistance of a qualified and competent doctor. Adequate prenatal care is crucial for ensuring that your child remains healthy to term. Without proper care, your child may suffer from fetal distress, a fairly common condition which can compromise the safety of both mother and child.

If your child has suffered from fetal distress because of a negligent doctor, you may be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation. To discuss your legal options, contact the law office of Cincinnati’s medical malpractice attorneys at Stepleton Dugan, LLC Call 513-321-7733 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Causes of Fetal Distress

Fetal distress may be caused by a variety of factors. Common causes include:

  • Lengthy or prolonged labor
  • Epidurals
  • Improper use of delivery tools, such as forceps or vacuums
  • Compression of the baby’s umbilical cord
  • Lack of blood supply to baby during pregnancy or delivery
  • Breached position
  • Failure to diagnose and treat any health concerns during the pregnancy

If your doctor failed to administer adequate prenatal care, or botched your child’s delivery, you may have ground for a lawsuit.


Fetal distress may have serious repercussions for both mother and child. Symptoms of fetal distress include:

  • Variation in fetus’ heart rate
  • Abnormal biochemical signs (determined by sampling the baby’s blood)
  • Decreased movement of the fetus

If you are experiencing symptoms of fetal distress, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Contact Us

For more information about fetal distress and doctor liability, contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyer Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733 today.

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6071 Montgomery Road
CincinnatiOH 45213
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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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