When C-Sections Go Wrong
Approximately 30 percent of babies born in the United States come into this world via cesarean section, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the vast majority of these births, mother and baby do just fine. In a small percentage of cases, however, errors on the part of the operating room doctors or staff result in lifelong complications.
While common, C-sections are still major abdominal surgeries. Any number of things can go wrong — from bleeding to infection to improper incisions. Some of these complications are entirely preventable. Medical malpractice can contribute to serious injuries as a result of:
- Failure to timely order a C-section
- Failure to diagnose or treat infection
- Failure to properly monitor the fetus
- Uterine rupture
- Bowel or bladder lacerations
- Injuries to the baby
- Anesthesia errors
- Other C-section errors
Dealing With The Aftermath
If what was supposed to be the most joyful moment of your life has instead become traumatic, you owe it to yourself and your family to get answers. At Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC, our lawyers can help you find closure. We have extensive experience handling complex birth injury cases that result in tragic, lifelong injuries or losses. Our attorneys have won tens of millions of dollars on behalf of families across Southeastern Pennsylvania. These significant financial recoveries have helped our clients provide a lifetime of support and top-quality care for their children.