Delayed/Negligent C-Section

  • Delayed Negligent C-Section in Ohio and Kentucky

Helping Kentucky Families Harmed by a Delayed C-Section

If a Cesarean section mistake caused you injury, contact us

Having a baby through a Cesarean birth, or C-section, is a deeply personal issue for many families. In some cases, however, a C-section is medically necessary in order to protect the health and life of the mother and the child. When a doctor fails to perform a C-section correctly, or delays performing a C-section despite signs of fetal distress, both mother and child face serious complications.

At Crandall & Pera Law, we have helped people throughout Kentucky whose families were harmed because of negligent healthcare providers, specifically those who perform negligent deliveries. We strive to empower our clients by providing quality legal counsel and a detailed analysis of their case by registered nurses and attorneys who have experience with birth injury and birth trauma claims.

What are the common ways to deliver a baby?

Common reasons for an emergency C-section

Normal labor progresses at a well-known pace in terms of time in labor as well as the progression of the fetus through the birth canal. An emergency Cesarean section may be urgently necessary if that pace is stalled, if there are well-known signs of fetal distress during labor or if something prevents the labor from progressing. If the fetus is not able to physically fit through the bony pelvis of the birth canal, it could be a case of Cephalo-Pelvic-Disproportion, or CPD. If CPD is present and the baby fails to progress and sometimes stops moving downward – known as an Arrest of Descent – it could lead to decreases in oxygen reaching the baby. The decrease in oxygen occurs as the baby’s head is crushed against the pelvis through the normal contractions of labor or if the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck during this arrest of descent. If this condition is not diagnosed, and there is a delay in when the baby is delivered via C-section, brain damage or brachial plexus injuries can occur.

A negligent Cesarean procedure could lead to catastrophic injuries

A mistake by a doctor can have serious repercussions on the health of the mother and the child. Crandall & Pera Law handles complex cases involving:

  • Failure to appropriately monitor and diagnose fetal distress
  • Delayed C-sections leading to severe brain damage
  • Infections transmitted because of medical negligence
  • Surgical errors leading to internal bleeding, uterine damage or bowel perforation
  • The baby sustaining damage to the skin, eyes or face
  • Brain damage, or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, brought on by oxygen deprivation

Performing a C-section in a timely manner is crucial. A delayed C-section can cause the mother or the child to go into cardiac arrest, and can result in permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen to the infant. Crandall & Pera Law is equipped to handle these complex cases. Our accomplished medical malpractice attorneys have secured millions of dollars for birth injury victims throughout Kentucky. We will carefully review your delivery, through examination of the medical records, fetal monitoring strips and by utilizing expert review of your case through numerous subspecialties in order to tell you whether or not you have a case involving the negligent delay of a Cesarean section.

Comprehensive counsel for catastrophic forceps injuries

At Crandall & Pera Law, our team of attorneys and registered nurses works with you. To reserve a no-obligation consultation at one of our Kentucky offices, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our contact form. We have convenient locations in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.

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Cleveland Office:
850 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
Cincinnati Office:
36 East 7th Street, Suite 2610
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Cleveland East Office:
15 1/2 N. Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Columbus Office:
35 E. Gay Street,
Suite 226
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Chesterland Office:
12768 Chillicothe Rd., Suite 210
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
Toledo Office:
5055 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 1204
Toledo, Ohio 43612
Cincinnati Office:
1095 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Lexington Office:
1900 Cambridge Drive, Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504
Louisville Office:
2950 Breckenridge Ln, Suite 13-100
Louisville, KY 40220

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