C-Section Mistakes

A C-section, or Cesarean delivery, is a surgical alternative to vaginal birth. Though a vaginal birth is the preferred method of delivery, certain circumstances render the option impossible. It is then up to the attending medical staff to ensure that surgery is performed safely and free from any c-section mistakes.

C-sections are responsible for about 2 of every 10 births in the United States.  Though common, the delivery method presents all of the risks associated with any surgery such as anesthesia problems, infection, and surgical errors. Mistakes of any kind may inflict injury upon both mother and child, and medical personnel may ultimately be held liable in a medical negligence lawsuit for any harm caused.

The Sanders Firm has been trying birth injury cases for over 40 years.  If your child sustained any type of injury during a Cesarean delivery, you and your child may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. The Sanders Firm is comprised of leaders in this area of litigation who are committed to bringing justice on behalf of the most innocent victims of negligence. Too many times, the evidence shows that the c-section mistakes that caused your child’s injury could and should have been avoided.

C-section indications

Sometimes, a C-section is necessary to avoid causing or aggravating a potential birth injury. Such indications include:

  • Umbilical cord problems
  • Fetal heart rate changes
  • Low oxygen levels in fetus (hypoxia)
  • Breech presentation where baby may not be turned to facilitate vaginal delivery
  • Delayed labor
  • Stopped labor
  • Signs of fetal distress
Any item as described above should alert the attending staff of the possible need to perform an immediate, emergency C-section. From the moment red flags are raised, doctors, nurses, midwives, and others should be proceeding with extreme caution.

C-section mistakes and consequences

Though a c-section is intended for the purpose of avoiding a birth injury, the surgery may in fact cause the opposite result.  When a C-section is delayed for any reason,  birth injuries may occur such as:

  • Fetal brain damage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • HIE
  • Bone fracture
  • Stillbirth

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York

In the delivery room, every minute counts.  When your baby is in trouble, there is no time for hesitation and there is no room for surgical error. If you believe you or your baby was the victim of a C section mistake, you may be entitled to compensation for your ordeal.

The Sanders Firm has decades of experience advocating for the victims of medical malpractice. Our expert team of legal and medical professionals and investigators can help get to the bottom of the breach that caused your injuries.  Talk to a medical malpractice lawyer in New York today. We are conveniently located throughout the state with office locations in Manhattan, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

We offer complimentary legal consultation and charge no fee unless we win compensation on your behalf. Call today toll-free: 1.800. FAIR PLAY(800.324.7752).