Delay In Ordering Cesarean Section
For many mothers about to give birth, labor is a roller coaster of ups and downs. As labor progresses, even small complications can lead to domino-effect changes. Various factors can lead to dangerous situations. The size of the fetus, its position and the position of the umbilical cord can all become critical variables that can lead to fetal distress.
Personnel at hospitals and birthing centers must pay close attention to the well-being of both the mother and the baby through each phase of the birthing process. The most important hazard to avoid during labor and delivery is prolonged oxygen deprivation.If Birthing Attendants or the Doctor did not Take Action on Time, Malpractice may Have Been to Blame
A hypoxic brain injury can trigger a fetal stroke or worse. When the unborn child is in distress, a prompt cesarean section is often indicated as the most appropriate way to bring him or her to safety. Any unnecessary delay in the performance of a cesarean section may constitute medical malpractice.
Therefore, if your baby suffers from cerebral palsy or any similar birth injury, you are doing the right thing by looking for a knowledgeable birth injury lawyer. A detailed investigation into the sequence of events during labor and delivery may uncover red flags indicating that a cesarean section should have been ordered, but wasn't. It could have been because of a failure of nurses or technicians to notify the obstetrician that the fetus was in distress. The doctor may have had ample warning, but failed to take action in a timely manner.
Whatever caused your child's birth injury, you deserve to know how it happened. In addition, your child and you may deserve compensation for losses caused by medical malpractice. Rush & Gransee, L.C., is an effective advocate for children, mothers and fathers when birth injuries occurred because of clearly documented malpractice by a doctor or health care provider.Was a Delayed Cesarean Section a Contributing Factor in Your Child's Birth Injury?
Our lawyers can help determine whether your child and your family have documented economic and other types of losses because of medical malpractice. Contact Rush & Gransee, L.C., at 210-223-9200 to request an initial consultation with a San Antonio, Texas, attorney and a preliminary case evaluation.