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.
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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.