C Section Complications
Although C-sections are fairly common in hospitals throughout the United States, they’re not totally without risk, especially if there is medical negligence involved. If you or your baby suffered from injuries during a C-section, it’s essential to get in touch with a personal injury attorney about your case immediately. While C-sections are common, they’re still a form of major abdominal surgery. This means that they should be performed when necessary and in a timely manner. If mother or baby is in distress and a Cesarean is needed, it’s should be performed within a half hour or less. This is for the safety of both mother and baby. If a C-section is delayed too long, it can result in irreversible birth defects, injuries to the mother or even death for mother, baby or both. If you have been injured or if your baby suffered from a birth injury due to a delayed or botched C-section, contact a personal injury lawyer with proven birth injury experience as soon as possible.
Generally, C-sections should be performed in less than 30 minutes. This is for the safety of both mother and baby. If a C-section is delayed, it can put the baby at risk for life-threatening complications and potentially lifelong birth injuries. Additionally, the longer it takes to perform a C-section, the more likely it is for mother and baby so suffer from unnecessary consequences. In the delivery room, every second and every minute counts. If the baby is in distress and a C-section is necessary for safe delivery, it needs to be performed promptly and competently. The longer a C-section is delayed, the long a baby will be in distress. If the baby is suffering from oxygen deprivation, irreversible brain damage can occur as a result. This is why these procedures have to be performed swiftly once they’re called for.
Errors Made During Cesarean
Delaying a C-section isn’t the only complication associated with these medical procedures. Errors made during the surgery can also put mother and baby at risk for injuries. Surgical injuries caused by improperly used instruments can injure the baby or the mother internally. Additionally, as with any surgery, if medical errors occur, there is a high risk of infection, inflammation and other complications. If you suspect that errors during a C-section resulted in your injuries or in your baby’s injuries, you need to get in touch with a birth injury lawyer as soon as possible about your case. Listed below are some possible injuries and risks associated with C-section complications.
Possible Injuries and Risks Associated With C-Section Complications
- Respiratory problems for babies
- Oxygen deprivation of baby
- Birth injuries associated with oxygen deprivation
- Surgical injuries to mother and baby
- Increased vaginal bleeding
- Blood clots
- Uterine rupture
- Future pregnancy complications
Depending upon the severity of injuries involved, the expenses associated with C-section complications can start in the thousands or tens of thousands and go up from there. The initial hospital visit, including the surgery, is just the tip of the iceberg as far as hospital bills go. You may need a variety of follow up visits, and if your baby suffered from a birth injury, the costs will only go up. If your child suffered from cerebral palsy or another type of long-term birth defect, you could be looking at physical therapy, additional medical services and supportive therapy and care for years. Medical negligence during a C-section that results in birth injuries to the baby or surgical complications or injuries to the mother can leave families with astronomical medical bills. This is on top of lost wages, missed work and the lifelong expenses that may be associated with whatever injuries occurred in your individual case.
After any type of birth injury, it’s critical to determine exactly what happened in the delivery room. A personal injury lawyer with proven birth injury case experience can stay abreast of any investigative developments and be your advocate as you and your baby try to recover from the trauma of the botched or delayed procedure. If you have been injured by a delayed or botched C-section or if your baby has suffered from a birth injury as a result of a C-section in or around the Jackson Metro Area, contact the skilled and proven Birth Injury team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 265-7766 for a free case consultation today.
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