Birth Injuries and Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Will New Guidelines Make it Harder to Sue for Compensation?


Will new practice guidelines issued by ACOG make it more difficult for babies who have suffered injuries at birth to receive fair compensation?

This article reviews ACOG practice bulletin No. 106: Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring and comments on what use the guidelines may be put to in personal injury claims.

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