Fairfax Birth Injury Lawyer Discusses Causes Of Fetal Distress

As an expecting mother, you’ve probably combed through articles on the internet and in magazines and you have probably read through book after book about being pregnant and what you can expect. You have probably also read about all of the possible problems and issues you may encounter as an expecting mom. And there is no doubt that you have likely read the terms “fetal distress” on numerous occasions, which can scare the daylights out of any expecting parent. Fetal distress can be serious because that means that the unborn baby is not getting enough oxygen while in the womb. At Shevlin Smith, our Virginia birth injury lawyers are here to speak with you if you have been told that your unborn baby is in fetal distress; we know how serious this can be.

Causes of fetal distress before labor:

  • Placental abruption occurs when the placenta detaches from the uterus
  • Umbilical cord becomes entangled around the baby’s neck or a limb
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Infection in the uterus

Fetal distress must be monitored by a doctor. If you believe that you were not properly monitored and that fetal distress caused your child’s birth injury, call the attorneys at Shevlin Smith. 

Contact a Fairfax Birth Injury Lawyer

At Shevlin Smith, our Fairfax birth injury attorneys represent clients whose babies were victims of medical malpractice in Washington DC and Virginia. Call our Fairfax office at (703) 721-4233 to speak with our attorneys. For additional information on fetal distress, read our library article “The Warning Signs of Fetal Distress Moms in Virginia Should Know.”


The Shevlin smith difference

  • Serving Virginia & D.C. Since 1986

    Our firm has earned a reputation as a top personal injury and medical malpractice firm. We have the ability to give your case the representation and attention it needs and deserves.

  • Trial-Tested Attorneys

    We believe the fight isn’t over until you are fully satisfied. While we always strive to resolve our clients’ cases, we are prepared to pursue litigation if necessary.

  • Honest & Personalized Attention

    From the moment you call us, our team provides you with a straightforward and personalized assessment that focuses on the unique details of your case.

  • Experienced & Dedicated Counsel

    Shevlin Smith has over 130 years of combined legal experience and we have the tools and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.

Experience Matters. 
Rely On Ours.

Free & Confidential Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.