Legal Representation for Mothers and Children Injured by Delayed C-Section
Few women choose a C-section if they have an option, but every mother would choose a C-section if it is needed to safely deliver a healthy baby. Careful monitoring of the condition of the mother and unborn child should alert medical staff to the need for an emergency C-section, but such monitoring does not always occur.
Medical negligence in failing to identify fetal distress can cause a tragic delay in ordering a necessary C-section, which can lead to brain damage or death of the child. Some of the signs that a C-section may be needed include:
- An overly large child and a mother with a small pelvis, which can cause the child to become stuck in the birth canal
- A breach birth
- A fetal monitor that shows reduced fetal heart rate during contractions
- Placental abruption (when the placenta tears away from the vaginal wall)
- The mother’s water breaks hours before labor begins, if there is a fear of infection
Was Your Child’s Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice?
If your child suffered injury at birth and you think it may be due to medical malpractice, you deserve answers. At Dennis Seaman & Associates, we help parents access medical experts who can review the records of pregnancy and childbirth so they understand what happened to their child.
Dennis Seaman & Associates is one of the largest, most established medical malpractice and personal injury law firms in Ohio. With more than a dozen attorneys on staff, and we have the experience and resources to take even the most complex birth injury case to trial.
Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation
For help from an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, contact our Cleveland law office to arrange a free consultation. Whether or not you ultimately decide to hire our law firm, one of our attorneys will listen to your story and explain your legal options.