Mistakes Made During C-Section

What Is a Cesarean Delivery?

Not all babies are born via vaginal delivery; in some cases, there are certain risks that make it necessary for a cesarean delivery to be performed. This is also known as a C-section and entails a doctor making an incision in the abdomen and uterus of the mother to remove the baby. While this is commonly performed throughout the United States, it is not without its risks. In fact, it can be a significantly dangerous procedure—and it is vital that both the patient and the doctor consider such risks before determining that the procedure is needed.

Common C-Section Complications & Errors

Both before and during the actual labor, doctors and nurses should be careful to monitor the mother to see if a C-section will be necessary. They should also be monitoring the fetus for any signs of distress. Should there be any risk factors identified, then it may be necessary to perform a cesarean delivery.

The following are examples of complications and errors related to C-sections:

  • Nicking any of the nearby organs
  • Failure to perform a C-section when it is needed
  • Using surgical instruments that burn the mother
  • Physically harming the fetus during the C-section
  • Failure to quickly perform a C-section causing oxygen deprivation

Contact Hampton & King Today for a Free Consultation

If you, a loved one, or your child suffered injuries related to a C-section, we encourage you to contact our law firm as quickly as possible. C-sections can be lifesaving procedures, but they can also be life-threatening if they are performed incorrectly, are unnecessarily delayed, or are subject to negligent behavior. Our New Mexico birth injury lawyers have 50+ years’ combined experience; we can work with you to protect your legal rights.

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