Failure To Perform A Timely C-Section Can Result In Serious Complications
During childbirth, a team of medical staff should be monitoring the baby’s and mother’s vital signs for indications of distress. If there is not proper monitoring and the doctor does not make the decision to perform a C-section in time, both the baby and mother can suffer irreparable, catastrophic damages. If the doctor elects to continue with a natural birth when a C-section delivery is needed, the baby is at risk for numerous conditions or potential injuries.
We Help Families Dealing With The Effects Of Late Cesarean Sections
We know how difficult it can be to get straight answers from medical staff when a birth injury occurs. As a law firm with more than 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases in Michigan, Illinois and throughout the U.S., we know how to investigate and find out what went wrong during your labor and delivery.
Some hospitals are reluctant to perform cesarean deliveries because of the cost. We strongly believe that these concerns should take a back seat to the welfare of the baby and mother.
Injuries Caused By A Delayed C-Section Or Failure To Perform A Cesarean Delivery
Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain damage and mental retardation are just a few of the conditions that can be caused by a delayed C-section or failure to perform a C-section. Visit our birth injuries page to learn more.
Complications During Cesarean Delivery
Though the number of C-section complications is far lower than in the past, they can still occur. If you have experienced complications due to severe bleeding, infection or post-operative pain attributed to a cesarean section delivery, you may be able to show that negligence was the cause.