Advocating For Families Coping With C-Section Birth Injuries
As a patient, you trust that your physician and other individuals on your medical team will always look out for your health and your best interests. When you are giving birth, you trust that these professionals will safeguard not just your health but your newborn’s health as well.
There can be no greater disappointment than when a health care team fails to act in accordance with the high standards set forth by the medical community.
How Do Brain Injuries Happen During Birth?
In a C-section, the baby is delivered through an incision in the mother’s abdomen. While some C-sections are planned, many are not. If a C-section is performed as an emergency procedure, it may be due to:
- A difficult, slow or stopped labor
- Signs of fetal distress
- Umbilical cord risks
- Placenta risks
- A baby that is too large for a vaginal delivery
Injury From Delayed C-Sections
Delayed C-sections involve a doctor’s failure to make a timely decision to perform the C-section and ultimately prevent injury or death to either the mother or baby. When the procedure is delayed, even by just a minute or two, the baby can suffer from hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain). Lack of oxygen that was caused by failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner can result in cerebral palsy and other types of brain damage.
Experienced Columbus Medical Malpractice Attorneys Here To Help
At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, our attorneys provide experienced legal guidance to Ohio parents of newborns who have sustained brain injuries due to delivery and birth complications, including failure to perform cesarean sections.
Our lawyers understand the emotions and frustrations that parents can experience throughout the course of their child’s life, and we strive to offer the legal help needed to address many of these problems.
With over 100 years of combined experience, access to a vast network of resources and a full command of relevant medical terminology, we have the skill, knowledge and dedication to securing the best possible outcome for your family.