When Your C-Section Goes Wrong: What You Need to Know
A Cesarean section, commonly known as a “C-section,” is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions in the mother’s abdomen and uterus to assist with childbirth. C-sections are typically performed when the life of the mother or her child is at risk. Although this is a routine procedure, problems can sometimes arise and the mother or child might be harmed.
Planned & Unplanned Cesarean Section
C-sections can be planned or unplanned. Both procedures can face complications that put the mother’s and child’s health at risk. Reasons for unplanned C-sections include:
- Inordinate or Delayed Labor
- Mother Exhibits Signs of Distress
- Potential Umbilical Cord Asphyxiation
- Baby Is Too Big for Normal Delivery
Common reasons for planned C-sections include:
- Risk of Infection to the Baby
- Baby Is in a Head-Down Position
- Mother Is in Weak Condition
- Mother Is Carrying More Than One Baby
- Risk of Tearing a Previous C-Section
Common C-Section Birth Injuries
Sometimes, the mother or baby become distressed because of complications from the C-section. Common child birth injuries from C-sections include:
- Erb’s Palsy
- Premature Birth
- Oxygen Deprivation
- Blood Clots
- Bladder & Bowel Injuries
- Anesthesia Injuries
- Wrongful Death
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is typically defined as the act or omission by a doctor which strays from the established standards of the medical community and results in the unnecessary harm of a patient. To establish negligence, you must prove the following:
- Your physician owed you a duty to perform your C-section according to standards set by the medical community.
- Your doctor deviated from the medical community’s standard of care.
- The doctor’s deviation resulted in you or your baby’s injury.
- The deviation was the direct and proximate cause of the injury.
Get Legal Assistance Today
If you or your baby have suffered injuries from a C-section, you should immediately consult with a lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you file a lawsuit and issue subpoenas for your medical records. At the law firm of Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we are committed to handling your case and getting the compensation you deserve.
Call (214) 301-5007, or contact our team of Dallas birth injury lawyerstoday for your free consultation.