JUSTICE FOR MOTHERS & CHILDREN INJURED BY C-SECTION ERRORS
In the United States, approximately one in three deliveries is by Cesarean section. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1.2 million babies were delivered by Cesarean in 2016.
Some attribute this high C-section rate to defensive medicine, where doctors take extra precautions to protect their interests in the event of a medical malpractice suit. A small percentage of these C-sections (about 10%) are also completely elective, chosen by mothers who want to have more control over the birth of their children. But what happens when a C-section actually isn’t needed? What happens if a doctor makes a mistake while performing a Cesarean? The consequences can be tragic.
C-section errors can cause:
Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC represents children and families across Pennsylvania who have been harmed as a result of C-section errors. Our Pittsburgh birth injury attorneys have over 100 years of collective experience and have recovered billions of dollars in compensation for the wronged and injured. We are passionate about fighting for children suffering from serious medical conditions caused by obstetrical malpractice.
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WHEN IS A C-SECTION NECESSARY?
Planned or unplanned, a Cesarean delivery may be necessary in the following scenarios:
Macrosomia (large baby)
Cephalopelvic disproportion (baby too large to pass through mother’s pelvis)
Multiple pregnancy (twins, triplets, etc.)
Preeclampsia or other serious conditions in mother or baby
Umbilical cord problems