Delivery by caesarean section is nearly as common in the United States as traditional births, which leads many people to think it is a simple procedure. It is not. Thinking that a c-section is not a serious surgical operation is incorrect, and one should not undermine the serious nature of the procedure. Also, one should note the possible unwanted side effects that a c-section could have on mother and baby. For the unlucky ones that do experience a surgical accident or other unwanted side effect due to a c-section delivery, there may be more to the story.
It’s possible that a c-section surgical accident could have occurred due to doctor or hospital negligence. An accident could happen during the procedure itself, upon finishing up the procedure, or the C-section may have been ordered late when a failure to diagnose a condition in a timely manner forces one at the last possible moment. An inability to plan for a c-section delivery could easily cause unnecessary injury to mother or baby. Understanding if negligence played a role is key to seeking damages.
At Rosen Louik& Perry PC, we know just how an instance like this can now and forever impact the injured and their families. A c-section may not have been advisable as an appropriate delivery method for your newborn son or daughter. Or, the procedure was advised too late, a high-risk pregnancy possibly could have benefited from a previously scheduled c-section. Either way, the long-term impact this can have is not always immediately known, especially if the newborn suffers injury.
Realizing that a surgical accident impact is ongoing and to be determined is part of understanding your future after c-section injury. As a child develops, his or her path will become more clear. However, this may require significant medical care and lifestyle adjustments for the family to ensure the injured is well-cared for. As a parent, you only want the best for your children and your family.