Medical Malpractice & C-Section Injuries | What to Know

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If you or a loved one has suffered from a C-section injury that was caused by medical malpractice, do not hesitate to contact our experienced New York City birth injury attorney. Continue reading to learn how you can take legal action. Here are some questions you may have:

When should a doctor perform an emergency C-section?

During the delivery process, medical professionals are required to monitor the child and the mother in case an issue arises. This monitoring will allow the doctor to act accordingly. The doctor may need to perform an emergency C-section when signs of fetal distress appear. Fetal distress occurs when the baby does not receive enough oxygen. Signs of fetal distress include the mother having high blood pressure or decreased movement of the baby.

During a high-risk birth, the doctor may determine that the mother should give birth via C-section before their delivery date arrives. This may occur if the baby is upward of 10 pounds and the mother is of smaller stature. If the mother cannot safely deliver the baby on her own, this decision will be made. Emergency C-sections may also be required when the baby is in a breech or transfer position.

What are the most common C-section complications?

The doctor must monitor the mother and child to know when an emergency C-section is necessary. Failure to do so may result in the mother and infant suffering severe birth injuries. The most common birth injures may include the following:

  • Injuries to the mother
  • Fetal distress
  • Brachial plexus injuries, which cause serious nerve damage. This can happen when the baby鈥檚 shoulders are too wide, causing them to get stuck in the birth canal
  • Lack of oxygen to the baby鈥檚 brain

If you have suffered the impact of a birth injury relating to a C-section, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced medical negligence attorney. If the damages that you have sustained could have been avoided if the doctor caring for you and your child provided appropriate care, you may have a valid birth injury claim. Our legal team is prepared to assist you with your upcoming case. To learn more about our firm and our services, give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation. We are looking forward to hearing from you.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.