Did medical error during an emergency c-section cause an infant injury such as cerebral palsy?
Medical error during an emergency c-section can cause catastrophic birth injuries leading to cerebral palsy or other serious condition. We have helped families in Luzerne, Lackawanna and surrounding counties recover over $40,000,000 for victims of birth injury medical malpractice or other medical negligence.
Childbirth is an exciting time in a couple’s life; the anticipation of a new baby is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. There are many thoughts that will go through your head as you develop your birth plan, dreaming of a relatively simple, uncomplicated delivery. Sometimes, though, there can be complications that necessitate an emergency c-section. Emergency C-section complications can be serious and have catastrophic consequences.
C-sections are common, so common, in fact, that 1 in 3 women in the U.S. has c-section births. The operation itself is considered to be very safe. However, there are definitely times where the plans go awry, and some of those occur when doctors make major mistakes during the operation. C-Section negligence, unfortunately, happens, often during an emergency situation where time is of the essence.
Medical negligence when performing an emergency c-section
If a medical provider fails to perform a C-section if necessary, fails to perform the C-section safely, or fails to initiate the C-section within the proper amount of time, and the baby is seriously injured, it may be considered medical error. In the event that obvious fetal warning signs appear, making it apparent that the unborn child could be harmed during the delivery process, it becomes necessary for the attending physician to call for an emergency C-section. Unfortunately medical providers do not always recognize these risk factors.
In other cases it would be prudent for a medical provider to schedule a C-section due to risk factors that would have been apparent during the pregnancy. Medical negligence can often lead to a c-section.
After your surgery, you are not out of the woods. Like any surgery, complications can arise. There is a lengthy recovery time Your c-section scar can become infected
An emergency C-section may be required under
the following conditions:
Fetal distress during labor
Failure to progress in labor
If your child was delivered by emergency C-section and suffered a serious injury such as cerebral palsy or brain injury, Latona Law Firm can evaluate your case and get answers. Act Now by completing the Have a Case Form or call us directly at 570-825-9000. Every Case Form or call is evaluated by one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys.
$20,000,000 recovered for victims of birth injury in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
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