Emergency C-section Medical Errors

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. 

Medical Malpractice 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.


An emergency C-section may be required under
the following conditions:

Fetal distress during labor
Cord prolapse
Uterine rupture
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.

Contact us for a free birth injury review by an experienced emergency c-section attorney.

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