Delayed Cesarean Sections Can Lead To Serious Birth Injuries

Delayed Cesarean Sections Can Lead To Serious Birth InjurieIn the United States, approximately 32 percent of all babies born each year are delivered by cesarean section. Considered a significant abdominal surgery, cesarean sections—also known as C-sections—are performed for a number of reasons, including maternal or fetal health problems.

An emergency procedure may be necessary in cases where:

  • A mother is suffering from placental problems, uterine ruptures, or preeclampsia.
  • A fetus is in the breech position or experiences a drop in heart rate.

Delaying an emergency C-section can be dangerous or even deadly for both the mother and the fetus. Common causes of delayed C-sections include:

  • Nurses who fail to monitor mothers and fetuses for signs of distress
  • Nurses who don’t communicate concerns about the mother or fetus to the doctor
  • Doctors who fail to act on reasonable concerns about the mother or fetus’ condition
  • Hospitals without operating rooms or surgical staff available to perform emergency C-sections

When an emergency C-section is delayed, serious birth injuries can result. These infants may suffer from conditions such as:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Other birth injuries
  • Death

Did Your Infant Suffer a Birth Injury Due to a Delayed C-Section?

Parents of infants who sustained a medical malpractice-related birth injury caused by a delayed cesarean section procedure may be entitled to compensation for their child’s injuries, as well as other losses. Because birth injury cases often require plaintiffs to go head-to-head with high-powered hospital counsel, it’s important they be represented by experienced birth injury attorneys.

Did your child sustain a preventable birth injury? The knowledgeable birth injury attorneys with the Accident and Injury Law Group can help you bring a lawsuit against the nurse, doctor, or hospital responsible for the harm to your child, and seek much-needed compensation for damages. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free, no-obligation initial analysis of your delayed C-section birth injury case.

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