New York C-Section Complications
A c-section is a surgical method used to deliver a baby. It involves making incisions in the mother's abdominal wall and uterus. A vaginal delivery involves the baby being delivered through the vagina. A vaginal birth is referred to as “natural” childbirth. Generally, c-sections are reserved for when a natural childbirth is not a safe option because of a medical condition of the mother or baby, or because of a complication that arises during labor or delivery. Oftentimes c-sections are performed in emergency situations. If a c-section is not performed timely, or if the medical staff makes a mistake during the c-section, both the baby and the mother could suffer a severe injury such as a brain injury, cerebral palsy, seizures, developmental delays, or another serious personal injury. New York law allows victims of negligent medical professionals to seek damages. If you or your baby suffered a serious injury as a result of a c-section complication caused by the negligence of a health care worker, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced New York c-section complications lawyer who will help you pursue compensation for your injuries and your child’s injuries through a medical malpractice lawsuit.C-section indicators
Cesarean section deliveries can be planned or unplanned. Whether a c-section is planned or unplanned, a c-section is typically performed only to ensure to safety of the mother or baby. Otherwise, the preferred method of delivery is a vaginal delivery.
Common reasons for unplanned c-sections:
- Labor becomes inordinately delayed
- The baby or mother show signs of distress
- The umbilical cord wraps around the baby's neck
- The baby is too large for a normal delivery
Common reasons for planned C-sections:
- Prior c-section
- The mother has an infection which could be transferred to the baby
- The baby remains in a head down position close to the delivery date
- The mother is in a weakened condition prior to delivery and may not be able to push
- The mother is carrying more than one baby
Doctors and nurses are responsible for monitoring the mother's health throughout the pregnancy and during labor to determine if the baby should be delivered via c-section. For example, if the fetus shows signs of distress it is up to the medical staff to determine if a c-section should be performed. Typically, if the baby is in distress a c-section must be performed immediately. If the medical staff makes a mistake related to the decision to perform a c-section or in performing a c-section both the baby and the mother are at risk for serious injury.
Whether the c-section is an emergency or planned, it is expected that the doctor perform it properly. If you feel your doctor made a mistake, discuss your concerns with a New York c-section complications lawyer.
Common cesarean complications and mistakes include:
- Failure to perform a timely c-section
- Injuring the baby during the c-section, such as making a surgical incision that cuts the baby
- Injuring the mother during the c-section
- Fetus suffering oxygen deprivation because of a delayed c-section
- Failure to prevent post-partum hemorrhage
If your baby has a serious birth injury such as brain damage, your family is likely facing many questions about what happened that caused your child’s injuries. You may wonder if something occurred during labor and delivery that caused your healthy baby to suffer a devastating injury that has changed the course of his or her life. The experienced c-section complications attorneys in New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help you find answers to your questions. We will review your medical records closely to determine what caused your child’s injury. If your doctored made a mistake such a taking too long to make the decision to perform a c-section, and as a result your child was deprived of oxygen, then your have the right to demand compensation to cover the costs of the treatment your child will require.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you suspect that your baby was seriously injured due negligence related to a c-section complication, it is important that speak with an experienced c-section complications attorney serving New York. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.