C-Section Delivery Errors

Posted By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. || Sep 14, 2015

With today’s technology and medical advancements, giving birth to a child is not as dangerous as it once was. But no matter how well you plan, there can be unexpected circumstances. One of the common procedures required in childbirths is a cesarean section. There are many reasons why a mother may receive a C-section, but they primarily center on instances where natural birth may put the mother or child at risk.

So, what actually is a C-section? It is a method of childbirth where surgeons make an incision into the mother’s abdomen and uterine wall to extract the child. Although this procedure is common for many expectant mothers, a cesarean section is not without dangers. The procedure can cause internal bleeding, infections, or organ damage. It is the hospital’s responsibility to make sure that both mother and child receive the best care possible during this procedure.

Unfortunately, negligence or mistakes are not uncommon during C-sections. When it comes to medical malpractice with this procedure, there are two main areas that you should be aware of: not performing the C-section in a timely manner and performing a C-section incorrectly.

Failure to Notice Fetal Distress

It is imperative that doctors monitor both mother and baby properly during labor. If they fail to notice that a fetus is in distress and subsequently perform a C-section, the baby can suffer major injuries with lasting harm. If a doctor fails to perform a C-section in a timely manner, you may have grounds to sue for medical negligence.

Failure to Monitor and Plan a Cesarean Section

The doctors should be constantly monitoring the health of the mother and child. If certain circumstances arise, such as fetal distress, (pre)eclampsia, or other circumstances that make natural labor dangerous, doctors must perform a C-section. Failure to do so can put both mother and baby at mortal risk.

Mistakes Made While Performing a C-Section

A doctor is responsible for performing all surgeries up to the accepted standard of care. Women place their trust in their doctors and hospitals, but mistakes due to negligence do happen and can lead to lasting damages.

At Power Rogers & Smith, we believe that all mothers and children deserve competent physicians who will perform tasks carefully and in a timely manner. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a C-section error, contact our experienced Chicago birth injury lawyers today. We can help our clients get the justice they deserve.

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