Failure To Perform A C-Section Can Have Disastrous Consequences
In the delivery room, obstetricians sometimes order emergency cesarean sections when signs of fetal distress are detected. Failure to order and execute a C-section in a timely manner can result in birth defects that change the course of a child’s life.
If you have a claim against a medical provider for failing to order a C-section or for waiting too long to order a C-section, the attorneys at The Lawrence Firm, PSC, are here to help you explore your legal options. We are devoted to helping families obtain the compensation they need to care for children born with birth injuries caused by delayed cesarean sections and other forms of negligence.
Many circumstances call for an emergency C-section. Among the most common are fetal distress, uterine rupture, cord prolapse and non-recovering Category III tracings. When one of these circumstances is present, it becomes a race against time to deliver the baby before he or she suffers irreversible damage.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends that emergency C-sections generally be performed within 30 minutes of recognizing the warning signs. In some cases, these emergency procedures should be performed even sooner.
When doctors fail to do so or fail to recognize warning signs altogether, infants can suffer lack of oxygen to the brain, dangerous drops in blood pressure and other life-threatening conditions.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, contact our firm for a full investigation. Our lawyers will explain your rights and options. We will obtain medical records, contact witnesses and consult with experts regarding your claim, and we will fight to obtain the compensation you and your family deserve.
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If you are seeking representation for a delayed C-section claim, our lawyers are here to protect your rights. We serve clients in northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio. Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable C-section injury lawyer.