What is a C-Section?
A C-section is a surgical procedure performed to deliver a baby via incisions made in the mother’s uterus and abdomen. A C-section procedure may be performed for a variety of reasons, including when urgent complications arise during a delivery. Obstetrical emergencies demand that physicians perform C-sections as quickly as possible to best protect the safety and well-being of both mother and baby.
Time Matters With C-Sections
Obstetrical emergencies demand that physicians perform C-sections as quickly as possible to best protect the safety and well-being of both mother and baby. For example, when a delivery is complicated by advanced preeclampsia or when there are significant changes in the baby’s heart rate (as measured by an electronic fetal monitoring device), the baby may have to be delivered promptly by C-section birth instead of waiting for a vaginal delivery to occur.
Hospitals and healthcare providers must follow strict timelines in recognizing and responding to signs of danger to mothers or their unborn babies. Once the signs are present that a C-section should be performed emergently, undue delay in performing a C-section could cause serious harm to baby and the mother, such as a C-section infection.
Health care providers and hospitals must be prepared to conduct a C-section upon short notice. Physicians that fail to act in a timely manner may cause the child to suffer from devastating, life-long birth injuries such as brain damage, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
Contact a C-Section Lawyer in California
If you believe that you or a loved one have been injured because of medical negligence regarding a Cesarean section, call our birth injury law firm to speak to our birth injury attorneys at Mulligan, Banham & Findley. This can include a failure to timely perform a C-section procedure, or a failure to deliver by C-section when you think one should have been performed. Our team of California medical malpractice lawyers are highly experienced in advising patients on C-section matters. There is no cost to call and have your case evaluated by our specialized team of legal and medical malpractice professionals.
Please note that this page is not intended to serve as medical advice. If you have are experiencing a medical emergency, please call a doctor or 911 immediately.