Every parent’s hope is an uncomplicated birth with a healthy outcome for both mother and child. Some of my most gut wrenching cases involve tragic outcomes for the families. Even something that has become as routine as a cesarean birth can end badly for the the mother, child, or both.
Cesarean section births (C-section births, abdominal deliveries), are usually performed if a vaginal delivery poses a risk to the life or health of the mother or baby. Factors that would lead a physician to opt for a C-section would include:
- stalled labor
- fetal distress
- cord prolapse
- uterine rupture
- heart rate problems in the infant
- placenta issues, a breech baby
- a very large baby
Not all of these conditions represent a mandatory Cesarean, and in many cases the obstetrician must use discretion to decide whether a one is necessary. Sometimes a lack of obstetric skill or the improper use of technology can lead to errors in decision making or procedure which could lead to the injury of the mother, child, or both. When a C-section results in an injury, such as an abdominal adhesion, a hernia or an infection, it’s important to investigate whether the procedure was performed properly.
If you believe that you or a loved one was harmed as a result of of an improperly performed Cesarean section, please contact me at 1-800-55-MISNY. I will discuss your case and if you have a medical negligence claim, I’ll Make Them Pay!®.