A Cesarean delivery (C-Section) is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby through an incision in the abdomen and uterus. Many C-sections are scheduled in advance, and in some situations, recommended if the mother had a prior C-section. However, there are some instances in which an emergency C-section may be necessary. Learn why emergency C-sections are performed to prevent birth injuries.
During the labor process, doctors and other medical professionals should closely monitor both mother and baby. You might need an emergency C-Section if there are signs of:
If the above issues are not addressed, and a C-section is delayed, the following birth injuries can happen as a result:
Many birth injuries occur due to oxygen deprivation for an extended time, which results in fetal acidosis. When a C-section is delayed, there can be long-term consequences associated with birth injuries such as cognitive delays, emotional issues, and learning disabilities for children born with a birth injury.
When medical professionals misdiagnose or fail to act quickly when a baby is in distress during any moment of labor and delivery, it can result in a severe or fatal birth injury. Learning that your baby has suffered a birth injury is devastating.
You have the right to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligent care. Our experienced attorneys at The Beasley Firm, LLC have decades of experience representing mothers and their children who have suffered a birth injury. We’ve secured record-breaking settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, and we want to help you too.
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