Ohio C-Section Mistake Lawyer
Although Cesarean sections (c-sections) are routinely performed, the decision to perform one should be taken seriously by the obstetrician. Moreover, there are certain risks involved with the procedure. C-sections should be recommended during prolonged deliveries or distressed fetuses even if the person recommending the procedure cannot perform it. Therefore, if your child delivery is being performed by a midwife or other person that does not have surgical privileges and a c-section is indicated, a direct referral to a hospital should be made immediately.
Delays in performing Cesarean sections can have traumatic consequences resulting in permanent harm to both the mother and the child. These injuries can include:
Further risks for failure to perform a c-section occurs in situations where a mother has eclampsia or pre-eclampsia. Delayed delivery in these types of circumstances can result in catastrophic injury or death to the child or mother.
Obstetrician's and midwife's have a duty to perform or refer a mother for a c-section when necessary in order to prevent harm to the child or mother. Failure to perform a c-section or failure to refer can open up the treatment provider to liability for medical malpractice if injury occurs as a result therefrom. Such medical providers are also duty bound to inform mother's about the risks involved with vaginal birth and c-section delivery. Failure to do so may breach their duty to obtain informed consent.
If you or your child has been injured as a result of a c-section, a failure to perform a c-section or a failure to timely refer, please contact one of our experienced Cleveland cesarean section lawyers today. You may have the right to compensation for past and future medical expenses and the mental and emotional harm endured.
Please contact one of our Cleveland Ohio C-Section Mistake Attorneys today to discuss your matter.