Cesarean Section (C-Section)
In the United States, 1 out of every 4 babies is born by c-section. A cesarean section is indicated when a vaginal delivery poses an unreasonable risk of harm to mother or baby, such as:
- prolonged labor;
- fetal distress, e.g., fetal tachycardia or prolonged decels;
- umbilical cord prolapse;
- twin gestation;
- uterine rupture;
- placental abruption;
- large baby (macrosomia);
- abnormal presentation, e.g., breech birth, asynclitism;
- inadequate pelvis;
- prior shoulder dystocia;
- pre-eclampsia; and
- prior c-section, e.g., vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC).
One of the duties of an OBGYN, midwife and/or labor and delivery nurse is to determine or ensure that a c-section is performed when medically necessary.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice and birth injury cases, including the failure to quickly perform a c-section. If you or your baby have been injured due to medical malpractice, you, your child and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice and birth injury attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.