C-Section Mistakes

A surgical procedure that is used to delivery a baby when a vaginal birth is not possible is known as a Cesarean section or a C-section. One of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States today, out of every ten baby deliveries, two are as a result of a C-section.

In spite of the procedure being so common, there are still risks with any surgery and there are mistakes that occur with mothers and babies when a C-section is performed.

When these mistakes are made, medical negligence on the part of the personnel overseeing the delivery may be to blame.

 

Avoiding birth injuries with C section

Certain indications may make delivery by C-section a safer option for mothers and babies than a conventional birth.

They include:

  • The baby is in breech position (feet first) and cannot be manually turned around
  • Labor slows or stops
  • The baby’s heart rate changes
  • Umbilical cord problems
  • Fetal distress
  • Hypoxia—low oxygen in the fetus

C-Section mistakes and consequences

Attending medical staff are generally responsible for C-section mistakes. These mistakes involve delays in performance of the procedure, or an error while executing it. If the decision to perform the C-section is delayed, birth injures may follow including:

  • Stillbirth
  • HIE
  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy

Filing a lawsuit for medical negligence

The birth injury lawyers of Balkin & Eisbrouch have decades of experience litigating on behalf of the most innocent victims of medical negligence in the delivery room.  We are committed to holding the individuals and organizations responsible for your child’s harm.  By filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you and your child stand to gain compensation for the emotional and financial costs the come with the consequences of a C-section mistake.

If your child suffered a birth injury,  contact Balkin & Eisbrouch today to discuss your case. The consultation is free and you there are no attorney fees unless we win your case.