Pursue Justice: Botched C-Section Lawsuit Legal Representation
A Cesarean section, or C-section, is a surgical procedure and delivery via the mother’s abdomen by medical professionals of a baby that may be planned and scheduled - or unplanned - due to complications during vaginal delivery. While C-sections are a higher risk than vaginal delivery, they are generally considered safe and help at-risk women deliver with fewer complications if emergencies arise in a healthcare setting. However, if a doctor delays a C-section it can leave the baby and mother at risk for serious outcomes, such as oxygen deprivation, blood clots, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, birth asphyxia, brain damage and even wrongful death. These botched C-section injuries should be discussed with a skilled traumatic birth injury lawyer to determine what your medical malpractice case might be and what legal advice about medical negligence could make sense for you and your family.
Cesarean deliveries and emergency C-sections
During the attempted vaginal birth of a child, and even more so during the birth of multiple babies, complications can arise, causing your OB/GYN to recommend a Cesarean delivery. Some circumstances include sepsis, issues with the placenta, a breech position of the baby, a uterine rupture, excessive hemorrhaging, or signs of fetal distress like an increasingly rapid heart rate or a slowing heart rate. Problems with the umbilical cord, birth canal or placenta previa can also make the medical professionals on your team determine an emergency C-section is necessary as part of their standard of care. A medical malpractice attorney can help you determine what the next steps should be if a C-section does not go as planned.
If the healthcare provider moves forward with a C-section delivery, the mother receives a specific type of spinal anesthesia, an incision is made in the mother's abdomen the baby or the babies are removed. The Cesarean section procedure is not without its risks, including postpartum blood clots for the mother. If a C-section birth is used because of fetal distress or problems with the mother during natural childbirth, it needs to be done in a timely manner to avoid oxygen deprivation to the baby which can lead to brain damage or other birth injuries for the child. A botched C-section puts the mother and child at an even more heightened risk for C-section injuries and other forms of birth injuries.
Physician medical malpractice and C-section malpractice
Regrettably, there are numerous reasons that a doctor would delay a C-section, leaving the mom and baby susceptible to critical health complications from medical malpractice. Some of those reasons include:
- Missing crucial symptoms of the mother or baby during C-section labor or delivery
- Failure to properly monitor mother and or baby, overlooking signs of distress
- Hospital concerns about insurance
- Understaffed hospital
In addition to negligence and medical malpractice of this nature, a C-section is a complex surgical procedure and medical or nursing errors, unfortunately, can occur leaving the mother or baby injured and needing a skilled medical malpractice attorney for a possible medical malpractice lawsuit concerning the outcome of your C-section.
If you believe there were medical errors by your healthcare provider during a C-section procedure, our team of birth injury lawyers can give you a free consultation to examine if a medical malpractice C-section case exists by reviewing medical records and the standard of care to determine if you have a medical malpractice claim. Medical negligence with C-sections can lead to a birth injury for a child or mother, and the personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Romanucci & Blandin have years of experience with these types of medical malpractice birth injury and C-section cases.
Free consultation on your case by Chicago-based C-section lawyers
The C-section error attorneys at the law firm of Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of C-section and medical malpractice cases. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your C-section case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.
Disclaimer: The content found on this page is not legal assistance and contacting the birth injury lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin’s law office for a free consultation regarding personal injury cases and C-section claims does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
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