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.
How We Can Help
If you and your child have been the victim of a delayed cesarean section by your delivery team,
Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck may be able to help. We can review your case to determine whether the medical providers wrongly delayed in performing a C-section. If they did, we can discover whether that delay caused you or your child to suffer injuries and other long-lasting complications, such as internal organ damage to the mother or brain or nerve damage to the child.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll discuss how our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you and your family recover from the devastating injuries and effects of a delayed C-section during your child’s delivery.