Delayed C-Section Injuries

delayed c section injury

A C-section is major abdominal surgery but it can be a life-saving necessity under certain birthing circumstances including:

  • Fetal distress
  • Maternal distress
  • Breech birth
  • Fetopelvic disproportion (the baby is too large for the mother's small pelvis)
  • Prolonged labor
  • Placental abruption
  • Fetal distress
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Improper umbilical cord position which places the baby at risk for strangulation or decreased oxygen
  • Maternal infection

Unfortunately, a C-section may not be performed when indicated for a variety of reasons. A busy birthing unit may not timely recognize signs of fetal distress. The hospital may not be properly staffed for an emergency C-section. Outrageously, some C-sections are not performed because they are not covered by insurance and C-sections are estimated to cost twice as much as a vaginal delivery. Or, the doctor simply makes a poor medical decision by allowing the mother to continue with labor notwithstanding indications that a C-section is necessary.

Whatever the reason, when a C-section is delayed, it can result in terrible consequences for the baby including brain damage, Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy or a still-birth. If your family has been the victim of a physician's negligent decision to delay a C-section, the medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of John Day can advise you of your rights and help you obtain justice for your family.

Medical malpractice cases require an attorney who is knowledgeable in both the underlying medicine of your case and in the complex medical malpractice laws. Under almost all circumstances, before the case can even be filed, one or more appropriate and highly-qualified doctors must review the case and provide a Certificate of Good Faith.

At the Law Offices of John Day, we know the laws pertaining to medical malpractice. John Day is board-certified in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Because of his reputation and experience in this field, he was asked to testify before the Tennessee Legislature regarding recent changes to Tennessee's medical malpractice laws. We also know the medicine. To assist with medical questions and issues, we have a nurse on staff full-time, and we routinely work with highly-competent experts and doctors who assist in proving your case. But most importantly, we get results -- we have recovered more than $100 million dollars for our satisfied clients. The money we have recovered for our clients has helped them secure the future of their injured child and helped give them justice in the event of the wrongful death of their child. If you would like to discuss a potential claim, please contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or 866-812-8787 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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