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Non-Stress Test and Biophysical Profile Results As A Basis for Medical Malpractice

Posted by Frank Spector | Jun 03, 2013 | 0 Comments

During prenatal care, some women receive special tests by their obgyn called a non-stress and a biophysical profile.  A non-stress test is done by putting monitors on the mom's stomach to see how the baby's heart rate is.  The results are measured as being reactive or non-reactive.

If the test is non-reactive that can be a concern that the baby is not doing well.  Doctors should then perform a detailed ultrasound called a biophysical profile.  This test measures the baby's breathing, movement, tone, and the level of amniotic fluid.

The results of the biophysical profile are measured on a scale from 0-10.  If the score is 6 or lower, or if the amount of fluid is low, more evaluation is needed, especially to determine if delivery of the baby is required.  If there are poor results from these tests, a baby could be experiencing low oxygen. This can lead to brain damage or death.

At Frank Spector Law, we have handled cases where there was a delay in delivery after bad non-stress tests and biophysical profile results. Those babies suffered cerebral palsy and brain damage.

If you would like us to investigate a case of brain damage and cerebral palsy, call us toll free at 1-800-299-HURT. You can also contact us by filling out the form on this page or on any page of our website.

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