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Philadelphia C-Section Injury Lawyer

Roughly one third of babies are delivered via C-section, and the vast majority of these births are successful in that the mother and child do not suffer any injuries or complications caused by the surgical procedure. However, doctors make mistakes, just like everyone else. If you or your child was injured during a defective C-section or delayed C-section, and the doctor or hospital is found negligent, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages, inducing medical bills, future cost of medical care, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. The Philadelphia C-section injury lawyer at The Villari Firm, PLLC can review your case for potential wrongdoing.

C-Section Injuries

C-sections are performed when a medical provider foresees potential complications with a vaginal birth. This surgical procedure has helped countless mothers and babies survive what would otherwise be dangerous or deadly deliveries. However, a doctor’s error during a C-section can result in serious injury as well. Laceration of the unborn baby, fetal distress, uncontrollable bleeding, and complications with anesthesia are some of the most disastrous complications with C-sections gone wrong. As with all deliveries, there is a risk of injury, and death, for both the child and mother during C-section deliveries. However, in the case of a C-section, compared to a vaginal birth, the risk of injury is even greater for the mother due to potential blood loss, organ damage, and blood clots.

Failure to Perform C-Section/Delayed C-Section

Failing to perform a C-section or unnecessarily delaying a C-section can also lead to injuries for the baby or mother. Potential injuries for the baby or mother include the following:

  • Hypoxia injuries
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brachial-plexus
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Prolapsed uterus
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Uterine rupture
  • Heart complications
  • Wrongful death

Emergency C-Section Errors

If the medical team identifies the need for a C-section due to an unforeseen complication during delivery, they still have an obligation to meet a standard of care. Just because the C-section was an emergency does not preclude negligence. During last-minute, negligently performed C-sections, injuries such as infections, dangerous blood clots, nerve damage, excessive blood loss, internal organ damage, and overly rough handling of the baby can occur.

Contact a Philadelphia C-Section Injury Attorney Today

Most C-sections go to plan and the mother and baby come through uninjured with no complications. However, if a doctor, hospital, anesthesiologist, nurse, or other medical professional makes an error, it can lead to disaster. Medical providers must perform their duties to a specific standard of care. An experienced Philadelphia C-section injury attorney will be able to look through the medical records to determine if this standard of care was breached. If it was, a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit can be filed against the doctor or hospital. Here at The Villari Firm, we understand the grief, fear, confusion, and anger you may be feeling at this time, and we are here to give you answers when you need them the most. Contact us today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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