The timing of a C-section can contribute to birth injuries because a delay in opting for this type of delivery might lead to otherwise avoidable birth and brain traumas. The rate of birth injuries is lowered when doctors use ultrasound technology and prenatal assessments to monitor pregnancies and choose C-section delivery in a timely manner…
What is C-Section Injuries?
A C-section delivery is a surgical procedure used to deliver your baby through incisions in your abdomen and uterus. Like all surgical procedures, a C-section carries certain risks. During a C-section, you may experience injuries such as:
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Blood clots in your legs or pelvic organs
- Infection at the site of the C-section incision
- Excessive bleeding during and after delivery
- Blood clots that travel to your lungs and block blood flow
- Infections in the lining of your uterus known as endometritis
- Surgical injuries to your bladder or bowel requiring additional surgery
You may also face an increased risk of developing placenta previa, placenta accreta, and urine rupture. These conditions are more likely if you undergo more than one C-section. In addition to your C-section injuries, your newborn may also experience C-section injuries such as breathing problems, including transient tachypnea–a condition resulting in abnormally rapid breathing in the days immediately following birth. Your baby may also exhibit accidental nicks and cuts caused by surgical tools.
Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit for C-Section Injuries
If you or your son or daughter suffered from C-section injuries, an attorney can help you receive the financial compensation you deserve. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 to discuss the merits of your case with an attorney in your area today.