C-Section Error Lawyers in Corpus Christi, TX

Delayed & Improperly Performed Cesarean Sections

In centuries past, mothers who were unable to deliver their children vaginally often died, along with their offspring. Today, approximately one-third of all children in the U.S. are delivered via Cesarean section (C-section), a surgical procedure that can allow for the swift delivery of a baby when a vaginal birth is unsafe or impossible. As with any type of surgery, however, there are risks and sometimes mistakes are made.

When an OB/GYN makes a preventable mistake during a C-section or delays in recommending a C-section, and that mistake results in injury to the mother or child, there could be a basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Bandas Law Firm has extensive experience with C-section delays and errors. We represent clients in Nueces County and across Texas in cases of this kind, utilizing 75 years of collective experience to try to right these egregious wrongs.

Contact our Corpus Christi C-section error lawyers at (361) 238-2789 to see how we can assist you. Your initial consultation is free, and we are available 24/7 to help.

What Is a C-Section?

A C-section is a surgical means of delivering a child when the mother is unable to deliver vaginally, or when delivering vaginally could compromise her health. With a C-section, the child is delivered by means of an incision made through the abdomen and the wall of the uterus.

Any surgical procedure carries risk, and a C-section is no different. Even in ideal circumstances, bleeding, infection, and/or organ damage can occur. These complications can affect both mother and child. In some cases, death can result.

C-Section Malpractice

There are typically two primary types of malpractice claims that involve C-sections:

  • Improperly performing a C-section
  • Failing to perform a C-section when one is medically indicated

C-sections are medically indicated in several instances, and a competent OB/GYN should be able to recognize these instances. If the doctor fails to do so, or delays in recommending a C-section, there could be grounds for a malpractice action.

The following are some signs that an OB/GYN should be able to identify:

  • Prenatal Indicators: Often, doctors can identify circumstances well in advance of the birth that would suggest the need for a C-section. Placenta abruption, placenta previa, preeclampsia, transverse or breech positions, or twins may require a C-section. These conditions are easy to identify, and even the most inexperienced OB/GYN should notice the signs.
  • Fetal Distress: OB/GYNs today have a multitude of resources at their disposal that enable them to tell if the fetus is in danger. If they fail to make use of these resources, and damage to the child results, your attorney may have grounds for a malpractice claim.

C-Section Errors & Injuries

Even when C-sections are performed in a timely manner, they must be performed properly. An improperly performed C-section can cause the following injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations to the bowels or other organs
  • Oxygen deprivation resulting in brain damage
  • Severe bleeding
  • Post-operative infection

If the wound is improperly closed following the C-section, the mother could develop sepsis or another type of infection. Usually, injuries to the mother and child do not happen if the OB/GYN is competent. If you or your child experienced a C-section injury, your attorney can help you to assemble the evidence needed to prove incompetence.

Contact a Corpus Christi Birth Injury Attorney Today

If you or your child sustained harm due to a C-section error or delay, an attorney with experience in this type of malpractice may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. You should never try to take on the lawyers that represent a doctor or hospital on your own. A good attorney can make sure that your rights are protected while offering caring support through the entire process.

Contact the Bandas Law Firm today to see how we can help with your C-section error claim.

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