Birth Injury: Failure to Perform C-Section
Medical negligence that occurs during labor and delivery can result in a birth injury to the fetus or an injury to the mother. Failure to perform a timely C-section can involve issues such as:
- If the doctor does not recognize fetal distress, a lack of oxygen to the fetus can lead to brain damage such as cerebral palsy.
- It is common for a woman with gestational diabetes to have an oversized fetus (macrosomia). Vaginal delivery of an oversized fetus can result in brachial plexus injuries, shoulder dystocia and Erb’s palsy.
- Prolonged difficult labor can result in the wrongful death of the mother or the baby.
The cost of medical care over the lifetime of a baby with brain damage due to medical negligence can easily exceed $1 million. Without compensation, how will your family afford the care your child needs?
You should not need to worry about how you will pay for your child’s medical care. At Pribanic & Pribanic, we help families recover the compensation necessary after a birth injury caused by medical malpractice. Please speak with us about your case to learn how we may be able to assist you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529.
Not every bad medical outcome is the result of medical malpractice. Sometimes, everyone does their jobs correctly and things still go wrong. However, when a doctor, surgeon, nurse or other health care professional deviates from the accepted standard of care in that medical community, the result may be medical malpractice. Discuss your case with one of our lawyers to learn more.