Failure to Perform a C-Section
Birth Injury Attorneys in Louisville, KY
Approximately one-third of all infants in the United States are delivered via Cesarean section (C-section), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A C-section may be recommended or necessary in certain high-risk deliveries or when complications arise, and it is the responsibility of the attending doctor to identify when a C-section is needed and to perform it as quickly as possible.
Medical guidelines dictate that an emergency C-section should be performed within 30 minutes. Delays can lead to brain damage caused by asphyxia or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Delayed C-sections or failures to recommend a planned Cesarean can cause serious, preventable birth injuries and lifelong disabilities such as cerebral palsy.
If your C-section was delayed for any reason, or your doctor failed to recommend a Cesarean delivery, and you or your child suffered harm as a result, Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC can help. Our Louisville birth injury attorneys know how to identify and expose C-section errors and obstetric malpractice in order to help injured children and their families seek justice.
Contact our firm today at (502) 242-8872 or online for a free consultation and review of your C-section error claim.
Exposing C-Section Errors & Delays in Kentucky
Doctors are held to a high standard of care when it comes to diagnosing and treating patients. This includes obstetricians who perform C-sections. They should act as a reasonable doctor would in the same or similar situation, based on the tools at hand. If they are negligent, careless, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or otherwise fail to uphold this standard, and injury results, they can be held accountable.
Our Louisville C-section malpractice lawyers take on cases involving:
- Delayed C-section
- Performing a C-section too early
- Failure to recommend a C-section in a high-risk delivery
- Bowel or bladder laceration
- Leaving a sponge or surgical instrument behind
- Post-operative infection, blood clots, or hemorrhage
To find out how we can help you, call (502) 242-8872. We have been fighting for injured children across Kentucky since 1986 and have the experience, skill, and resources to help you.
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