C-Section Mistakes

C-section (caesarian section) is surgical alternative to vaginal childbirth, occurring in approximately two out of every 10 deliveries. Though a vaginal birth is preferable, a  C-section may become necessary in any number of situations including:

  • Slow or stopped labor
  • Changes in the baby’s heart rate
  • Low oxyxgen levels in the fetus (hypoxia)
  • A compressed cord or other umbilical cord problems
  • Uncontrolled fetal distress
  • A breeched baby that cannot be manually turned
  • Shoulder dystocia

The medical team present in the delivery room is trained to observe all signs of fetal distress as well as any health concerns that the mother may suddenly exhibit. They are also trained to manage a crisis situation and perform and emergency C-section delivery when the circumstances call for it.

While this option is known to save lives, C-section mistakes can also harm or claim them. The birth injury team at Balkin & Eisbrouch can help reveal these and other acts of medical negligence that harm babies at this most vulnerable time.

C-section mistakes and consequences

Physicians order C-sections when the fetus is in distress. They do this in order to keep the baby and the mother safe. If they hesitate, the baby can lose oxygen and suffer injuries including:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus injury

Medical conditions like these are irreversible. Afflicted children will struggle throughout life. Families are often equally as impacted as they assume the physical and financial burdens of caring for their children.

Talk to a birth injury lawyer

The birth injury team at Balkin & Eisbrouch have more than 40 years experience fighting for families suffering from victims of C-section mistakes and other acts of medical malpractice. We consult with only the most thorough investigators and knowledgeable medical experts to help reveal what happened during delivery. From birth injuries to cerebral palsy malpractice, we work tirelessly to build the strongest case on your behalf.

We offer complimentary legal consultation and charge no legal fees unless we win your case. Call Balkin & Eisbrouch and speak to a birth injury lawyer today.