Cesarean Section Attorney in New York City
The birth of a child is a very exciting day for families. While some births occur naturally, others may require a C-section. There are a number of different reasons that a C-section may need to occur. Sometimes, C-sections are pre-planned but others occur out of necessity because continuing with a natural delivery is too dangerous. If a medical professional fails to determine when an emergency C-section is necessary, the baby or the mother can face serious injuries. If your family has suffered the devastating impacts of a birth injury, it is important to contact an experienced medical negligence attorney that can effectively represent your interests. Contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C. today.
Emergency C-Sections in New York
Medical professionals are responsible for monitoring both the mother and the child during the delivery process. If an issue does arise, it is essential for the doctor to act quickly. When signs of fetal distress appear, it may be necessary for the doctor to perform an emergency C-section. Fetal distress takes place when the baby is not getting enough oxygen. Some of the indicators of fetal distress can include the decreased movement of the baby or high blood pressure in the mother.
In some situations, a doctor may determine that the mother should give birth via C-section well before the delivery date. This typically occurs when the birth is high risk. An example of a high-risk birth can be if the baby is upwards of 10 pounds but the mother is much too small to safely deliver the baby on her own. Sometimes, babies that are in a breech or transverse position may also require a C-section delivery.
A doctor is responsible for knowing when an emergency C-section is necessary. If there are complications and the doctor fails to send the mother to a C-section surgery, the mother and the infant can both suffer serious injuries. Some of these injuries include the following:
- Brachial plexus injuries, which cause serious nerve damage, can occur if the baby’s shoulders are too wide and they get stuck in the birth canal
- Lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain
- Fetal distress
- Injuries to the mother
When serious birth injuries occur, the family may be subject to lifelong medical bills that may have been avoided if the doctor provided appropriate care. A successful birth injury case can assist the family in obtaining compensation.
Contact an experienced birth injury attorney
Families that suffer the impacts of a birth injury should retain the services of an experienced medical negligence attorney that can fight on their behalf. Our firm has built a practice on the premise that every victim of negligence deserves equal justice. We will always fight for the rights of our clients. We recognize the weight of our responsibility when we take on a case. We will do everything in our power to help our clients recover the monetary compensation that helps them mitigate the impact of medical negligence on their future. Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can effectively represent the parents of a baby who suffered injuries during delivery. Contact our firm today.