With modern medicine, a cesarean section delivery is a safe alternative to vaginal delivery. It may be recommended by the doctor if they know the mother is suffering from preeclampsia, then the C-section is used as a means to treat the condition and prevent birth injury. A more common scenario is when doctors order an emergency C-section because they noticed red flags leading up to labor and delivery. It’s up to the trained medical professionals to monitor the situation closely and make the decision to act quickly. Failure to timely order a C-section can potentially cause injury to both the mother and child.
Emergency or Unexpected Need for C-Sections
When unexpected and emergency complications arise, doctors are expected to make the timely decision to carry out a C-section. In these situations, it is safer for both the baby and the mother, but only if the timing is right. Situations that call for an emergency C-section can:
- Fetal Distress
- Breech or Transverse Fetal Position
- Stalled Labor
- Multiple Births
- Issues with the Umbilical Cord
Possible Birth Injuries as a Consequence of Delayed C-Section
The consequences of a delayed C-section can be catastrophic. A delayed C-section could cause the baby not to receive oxygen to their brain during the delay. A lack of oxygen to the brain can cause permanent brain injury to the child and lead to developmental disabilities later on in life. In the absolute worst cases, both the baby and mother could die from delaying the procedure.
What Are Your Next Steps?
If you believe your child experienced an avoidable birth injury due to a delayed C-section, you should not hesitate to meet with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to review your case. The time following a birth injury is devastating for a family, and it is painful to review and relive the traumatic event. But, you will not go through the process alone. A compassionate attorney and their team of medical experts can fight with you and help you get the answers and compensation you deserve.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
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