Birth Injuries Due to Cesarean Section Complications
Doctor Involvement in C-section Complications
Any surgery carries risks, but in the case of a C-section there are risks to both you and your newborn that you should be made aware of. Doctors normally only rely on the Cesarean section procedure when there is danger to the health of the mother or fetus. However, some researchers believe that doctors are ordering unnecessary C-sections.A birth injury attorney can examine your situation if you or your child were harmed due to an unnecessary C-section.
If you are aware you will have a C-section prior to the procedure, your doctor should explain all your options and weigh the risks. A good knowledge of your medical history is necessary for your doctor to determine your need for a C-section. Your birth injury attorney can review your case and determine if there were factors that should have been addressed to prevent injury if you experience C-section complications.
Consequences of C-section Complications
When negligence is involved during your C-section procedure and the follow-up care you may sustain more medical problems than a normal surgery recovery.There is also danger to your newborn that you may be subjected to if your medical team does not take care to handle your situation properly.
Because a C-section involves the moving of many internal organs and their careful replacement there is an increased chance of an organ being ruptured, twisted, or damaged during the procedure if the doctor is not careful. These are injuries that must be addressed immediately – but often are not discovered until much later. The longer your doctor is negligent in a surgical injury, the more damage it can do.
Your newborn may also be injured during a C-section. A child is at risk of experiencing fractures during removal from the uterus, scratches or cuts from the incision process, and brain damage if the procedure is not completed quickly.These injuries can create lifelong complications for your child, something a birth injury attorney can help you seek compensation for.