Negligence During A Difficult Delivery
A failure to perform a C-section can be extremely dangerous to the mother and fetus. If your family is facing a birth injury because of C-section complications, you may be able to collect damages from the negligent parties. However, you will need the representation of a skillful medical malpractice attorney.
Shelly Law Offices, LLC, provides compassionate, experienced birth injury representation in Pennsylvania. In addition to birth injuries, we represent families after the wrongful death of the mother or baby. Our lawyer has more than 25 years of personal injury experience and can help you determine your immediate needs as well as the long-term needs your family will have. Please speak with us to learn how we may help you.
Cesarean Section Errors Can Lead To Serious Injuries
A C-section may be the best option when a fetus is in distress, the mother is in distress, labor is prolonged or the fetus is in a breech presentation. If the medical team fails to monitor the fetus, these types of issues may be missed.
Failure to perform a timely C-section can cause serious injuries to the baby or mother such as:
- Damage to the placenta or umbilical cord
- Uterine rupture
- Hemorrhaging of the mother
- Injury requiring a hysterectomy
- Post-operative infection and other surgical errors
Our firm works with trusted medical experts to review medical records. We also consult with life-care planners and financial experts to calculate the cost of caring for a baby with cerebral palsy or other birth injuries. Because these children may live a long time, families will need considerable financial compensation to cover the cost of medical and daily care.