C-Section Mistakes

C-Section Mistakes

The attorneys at The Sanders Firm represent clients who have suffered birth injuries due to C-section mistakes in New York and provide guidance for families in need of help. When evaluating the scope of medical negligence on the part of doctors and hospitals, it is important to have an experienced team of birth injury lawyers to help determine if the complications could have been prevented.

Cesarean delivery, also referred to as a C-section, is a surgical procedure used to deliver a newborn under special circumstances. In some cases, a C-section may be planned ahead of time if pregnancy complications or previous history suggest it is the best course of action. In other situations, the possibility of a Cesarean delivery may not be known until the labor process is underway.

To ensure the safety of both the mother and baby in the event of a C-section, hospital staff must be alert to potential reasons for a Cesarean and respond accordingly. When C-section mistakes do occur, the results can be catastrophic  for a family. Failure to perform a timely C-section or failure to follow surgical protocol during the procedure can result in serious injury and even death for the mother and her child. It is important to have a birth injury lawyer experienced in New York medical malpractice law and hospital protocol to help you determine if a mistake was made.

In the United States, Cesarean sections make up about 20% of all deliveries performed. While the procedure is relatively common, it is not without risk. In addition to normal surgery risks, there are dangers if the procedure is delayed or a mishandled C-section injures the child.

The attorneys at The Sanders Firm understand the life-altering ramifications of C-section mistakes and have been representing victims in these tragic situations for more than 40 years. If you believe your child’s injury might have been a result of negligence or medical malpractice at the time of delivery, you may be eligible to pursue legal action in New York.




C-Section mistakes

There are two basic types of mistakes that can occur during a Cesarean section delivery:

  • Failure to perform a timely C-section
  • Errors during the Cesarean due to negligence or incompetence of hospital staff

When complications arise in the delivery room, hospital staff must be ready to act quickly and appropriately for the situation. If a C-section is not performed quickly enough in some circumstances, it can result in oxygen deprivation and other problems for the baby. This can occur when health care providers fail to note indications that labor is not progressing or the baby is experiencing fetal distress during the delivery process. This delay may result in serious injuries to the newborn, including cerebral palsy, brain damage and even death.

C-section errors during delivery can result in other injuries to the mother and baby, such as damage to internal organs or nerve damage. While some of these problems can be successfully treated after birth, some may be more complex. Heart and lung problems, blood clots and perforated organs can all be life-threatening if they are not quickly assessed and treated. Even when treatment can be administered, it often means subjecting a newborn to invasive medical procedures or surgery in those first few days of life.

Cesarean sections and medical malpractice

Complications during childbirth can be a stressful experience for new parents. In some cases, those complications can lead to serious injury or death of the child. The situation becomes even more tragic when it is realized those injuries might have been prevented through diligent care from hospital staff.

If you suspect your child suffered harm caused by C-section mistakes, legal assistance is available.  You can speak to a medical malpractice lawyer at The Sanders Firm at no charge to find out if you are eligible to file a birth injury lawsuit in New York. There is never a charge unless we win your birth injury malpractice case and you receive an award.

Our team of attorneys is standing by to hear your case and determine whether you have grounds for filing a claim. Residents of Long Island, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan are encouraged to call for a free and confidential consultation with a New York birth injury lawyer. For more information, contact The Sanders Firm at 1.800.FAIR.PLAY (800.324.7752).

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