Our Lawyers Explain Your Rights
One of the most common medical procedures performed on pregnant women when there are risks that lead doctors to avoid vaginal delivery, or when there are complications that endanger the mother or her unborn baby during labor, is a cesarean section, otherwise known as a C-section. This surgical procedure involves making an incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus and removing the baby from the mother's body.
The clock is often ticking when doctors decide to perform a C-section. 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 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. That's why it's critical that doctors act fast to deliver your unborn baby when a C-section is called for.
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. That's why they receive years of training to properly identity when problems occur with pregnant women during labor or delivery. That's why they need to 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 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 a delayed C-section, 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 fairly 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. And 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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