Our Birth Injury Lawyers Explain Your Rights
One of the most common medical procedures performed on pregnant women is a cesarean section, otherwise known as a C-section. Doctors often perform C-sections when there are risks associated with vaginal delivery or when there are complications that could endanger the mother or her unborn baby during labor. This surgical procedure involves making an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus and removing the baby from the mother’s body.
There’s no room for error when doctors perform a C-section. And no time to waste. The clock is often ticking when doctors perform a C-section. The slightest delay can result in a serious birth injury. That’s why a delayed C-section can have such serious consequences for the health and well-being of the mother or child. Even waiting a few minutes to deliver an unborn baby by C-section can have catastrophic consequences.
Waiting to perform a C-section is a common cause of labor and delivery injuries.
This is especially true when it comes to brain injuries sustained by infants during childbirth. That’s why it’s critical that doctors act fast to deliver your unborn baby when a C-section is recommended.
There are often many warning signs that a C-section needs to be performed immediately to prevent a serious injury to the mother or the baby. These include:
- Prolonged labor
- Abnormal fatal positioning or presentation
- Elevated heart rate of the mother or unborn baby
- Reduced heart rate for the unborn baby
Doctors should be able to identify such warning signs. They receive years of training to properly identity when problems occur with pregnant women during labor or delivery. That’s why they need to be held accountable when they ignore such warning signs and delay a necessary C-section.
There are many severe dangers to an unborn baby associated with a delayed C-section. First and foremost, the life of the unborn baby could be at risk. Unborn babies need oxygenated blood. If an unborn baby has reduced blood flow, any delay in delivery can severely damage their brain and internal organs. This can cause serious birth injuries to the child, including:
- Multi-system organ failure
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Brain injury
If you suspect your child's birth injury was caused by C-section malpractice, make sure you take steps to protect your rights. Make sure you contact us.
We Can Help
The main reason why you need our experienced legal team on your side is simple. In almost every case, the doctor or physician who waited too long to perform a C-section will not readily admit to doing anything wrong. As a result, you will likely have a hard time being compensated by the doctor, hospital or insurance company for your child’s injuries.
That's where we come in. Our birth injury lawyers have decades of experience holding medical professionals accountable for their actions. Our in-house legal team knows how to analyze medical records. We also frequently consult with medical experts in their field. If the doctor or insurance companies refuse to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court if necessary.
The long-term financial impact of a serious birth injury caused by a delayed C-section can be astronomical. That's why it's important that you take your case seriously right from the start. That's why we want to meet with you. We handle a select number of legal cases in Georgia. That way, we can focus our attention on your case and making sure we do our job right.
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