Childbirth is a difficult process in which lots of different things have
to go right in order to go smoothly. Something going wrong isn’t
out of the ordinary, and for this reason doctors need to be well-trained
and prepared to react to anything that could happen. This includes being
capable of administering a Cesarean section operation in order to remove
the baby should the health of it or the mother be placed in jeopardy at
any time. If they don’t, serious consequences could occur and you
could have options for legal recourse.
When is a C-Section Needed?
A Cesarean section surgery (or C-section as it’s more commonly known),
is performed whenever traditional vaginal delivery would compromise the
health of mother or baby in any way. This relatively routine procedure
involves an incision made in the mother’s abdomen to remove the
baby to prevent it from having to be passed through the birth canal. In
most instances, this is required for high-risk deliveries, such as in
instances of extended labor, an abnormally-positioned fetus, or when vaginal
bleeding excessive. When a mother has had more than one previous C-section
delivery, all following births should also use this procedure.
Sometimes doctors have plenty of warning as to the need for a C-section
surgery thanks to pre-natal indicators, and doctors will usually closely
monitor a fetus that is showing signs that the circumstances of birth
may not be quite right. For example, doctors can usually track if the
fetus is in breach position in a feet or rump-first position, which can
lead to complications.
Most women don’t actually give birth on their due date, but babies
that are late by a week or more could face serious complications that
require a C-section. Late birth could be a sign of fetal distress, usually
indicated by a slow or abnormal heartbeat. Babies that are late by two
weeks or more should be delivered by C-section.
Failing to Perform
When a baby stays in the birth canal too long, they could suffer all sorts
of complications that result in injuries that could impact them for the
rest of their lives. Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, Brachial plexus
injuries, and more could all be caused by a failure to perform a timely
If mother or baby suffers one of these injuries, an Orlando birth injury
attorney can help you demonstrate that doctor negligence led to the complications
that could have life-changing consequences.
Call The Maher Law Firm at (855) 338-0720 to find out more about your legal options and request
a case evaluation for help getting the compensation you deserve.