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Can delayed C-sections cause severe birth injuries?

March 27, 2020

Cesarean delivery (C-section) is a medical term used to describe the delivery of a baby by cutting through the abdomen and uterus. Doctors perform C-sections in circumstances where the baby or mother may be at risk of an injury or adverse health conditions that would result from allowing a vaginal birth.

Here are some reasons why a C-section may be performed:

When are C-sections urgent?

C-sections are often scheduled before the birthing process, but C-sections may need to be performed promptly in order to prevent a severe or life-threatening injury to the baby or mother. C-sections are urgent when:

What to do if a C-section was delayed

Doctors should never delay or avoid a C-section when a baby’s or mother’s health is in jeopardy. If your baby sustained a serious and life-long birth injury because your doctor failed to perform a timely C-section, you may be able to take legal action.

Your child may require life-long treatment as a result of medical negligence. This can be financially and emotionally draining for parents.

The birth injury attorneys at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices are dedicated to holding negligent doctors and medical facilities accountable. We’ll fight to maximize the recovery for you and your child.

Schedule a time to meet with one of our attorneys in our Chicago or Milwaukee offices or to speak by phone. Fill out our contact form online to schedule your free consultation.

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