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Can a Pennsylvania caesarian section lead to birth injuries?

Expectant parents in the Pittsburgh area usually spend time thinking about their delivery options for their newborn. Some parents opt for a natural birth, while others choose a planned caesarian section (C-section) for the delivery process. Still, others who plan for a vaginal delivery run into complications that require an unplanned caesarian section. Although a caesarian section is one of the most performed surgeries in the U.S., there are still birth injuries that can occur.

A C-section birth injury can happen in two different ways. One way is if a C-section was not performed or the delay caused injury to the baby. This can occur if a medical provider misses the signs of fetal distress, preeclampsia, a uterine rupture or other serious problem that is occurring. When a C-section is not performed promptly, it can result in the death of the baby or a serious brain injury.

Another way that a C-section can cause injury is if there is a surgical error in the process. A C-section is a surgery, and a number of errors can occur, including a perforated bowel, nerve damage and other injuries.

If a parent believes that their baby or baby's mother suffered from a birth injury because C-section was not performed, they may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in medical malpractice. An attorney can review medical records and determine what went wrong to cause the unexpected injury. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

The birth of a baby is a happy time for most parents. There is no greater joy than adding a new member to the family, but a birth that goes badly can be extremely emotional for everyone. Those who have suffered from a birth injury have legal rights to hold the medical provider accountable for their actions.

Source:, "C-section," accessed on July 20, 2015

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