Delayed C-Section Injury Lawyers
There are many different medical reasons that doctors may recommend scheduling a baby’s delivery by Cesarean delivery, or more commonly referred to as a “C-Section”. Maybe natural delivery isn’t possible, or there are delivery issues, like a breech delivery or the baby getting caught in the umbilical cord. Maybe the baby shows signs of distress during delivery. Unfortunately, delivery teams may fail to recognize signs and symptoms that a C-Section is required. Delaying a necessary C-section for too long can result in serious injuries and long-term damage to both mother and child.
If you or your child has been harmed by a delayed C-section, Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck can help. Our firm’s experienced trial litigators are prepared to fight as long and as hard as necessary to get you the compensation and justice you and your family need and deserve.
We’ve successfully helped clients obtain the financial resources they need to recover from the catastrophic injuries caused by delayed C-sections. We’ve won an $8.9 million recovery for a child who suffered brain damage during delivery when health care providers failed to recognize a non-reassuring fetal heart rate and a $4.5 million award for a newborn permanently injured when their mother suffered a uterine rupture due to a delayed C-section.
For life’s toughest trials, reach out to Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck today for a free initial case evaluation. An experienced birth injury lawyer will explain more about your legal rights and options for pursuing a medical malpractice claim when you’ve suffered injuries or your child has suffered birth injuries because of a delayed C-section.
Common Causes of Delayed C-Sections
Delivery teams may fail to timely perform a cesarean section for many different reasons, including:
- Not recognizing that the mother has risk factors that make vaginal delivery risky for mother and baby, such as a prior C-section or abdominal surgeries, high blood pressure, obesity, or infections that could transfer to the baby during a vaginal delivery.
- Not reacting to extended labor when the mother has become exhausted, or not reacting when labor fails to progress.
- Failing to note or react to signs of distress during labor, including unusually low or high fetal heart rate, umbilical cord prolapse, or oxygen deprivation suffered by the infant.
Damages Involved in Delayed C-Sections
If you had a delayed C-section during your delivery, compensation may be available if you or your child were injured because of the delay in performing a cesarean section during delivery. A delayed C-section can result in significant injuries to you or your child, including:
- Fetal distress
- Permanent brain damage
- Internal organ damage
- Uterine abruption
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
You could be eligible for financial compensation to make this situation right. Fair compensation in a delayed C-section claim may include:
- Costs of medical treatment
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Home healthcare and specialized care services, such as special education services if your child suffers cognitive or physical disabilities from birth injuries caused by the delayed C-section
- Lost wages if you miss work due to the need to recover from complications from the delayed C-section
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life because of physical disfigurement or disability, or due to reduced life expectancy from birth injuries
Let our experienced birth injury attorneys help you better understand what recovery you may receive in a claim for compensation following a delayed C-section.
Risks Associated with Delayed C-Sections
In addition to specific birth injuries, some of the more general risks associated with delayed C-sections include:
- A greater chance of a breech birth (the baby being born feet-first instead of head-first), which is more likely to result in birth complications
- A greater chance of the mother experiencing a placental abruption (the placenta detaching from the wall of the uterus) or uterine rupture
- Increased risk of injury to the fetus (for example, if the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck)
- Lack of blood flow or oxygen to the child
- Developmental delays for the child after he or she is born
How Our Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help You
It’s crucial to get help from a birth injury lawyer who has the experience and resources to pursue full compensation in a delayed C-section claim. Some of the ways our firm can help you include:
- Investigating what happened to determine who should be held accountable
- Gathering extensive evidence and working with top-tier experts to substantiate your claim
- Managing all communication with the at-fault medical providers and insurance companies
- Documenting the full extent of your damages to ensure we are demanding the maximum compensation your family deserves
- Preparing your case for trial and standing strong for your family in court as we fight for justice for you and your little one
Potential Damages and Compensation in Birth injury Cases Due to Delayed C-Sections
The right medical malpractice lawyer can help you seek the maximum value for your birth injury case. Our dedicated attorneys will help you pursue full compensation for:
- The cost of your child’s past and future medical bills
- Your missed wages
- The cost of transportation to your child’s medical appointments
- Your child’s pain and suffering
In extreme cases, punitive damages may also be awarded. These are intended to punish liable parties and deter others from making the same devastating mistakes.
Contact Our Compassionate Legal Team Today
At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., our team is standing by to help you demand answers after a birth injury. For life’s toughest trials, we’re there. Call our Philadelphia office or visit our contact page online for a free consultation.