Although C-sections are common and often safe, they are still considered major surgeries. And like any other major surgery, things can go wrong fast. If you or someone you love was injured by a botched or delayed C-section, you may have the right to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault medical provider.
Our C-section error lawyers in Fort Lauderdale can help you file a claim. Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. has over 60 years of experience fighting for families subjected to medical malpractice in the labor and delivery room. We know full well that nothing can make up for a birth injury. Nevertheless, you are owed some form of recompense. In addition to making sure that the at-fault provider is made to answer for their negligence, we will also fight to recover monetary damages for you.
Because C-sections (like any part of childbirth) can be so unpredictable, it can be hard to tell whether you have a case. The truth can be even harder to find when the at-fault medical provider is reluctant to own up to their actions.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale birth injury attorneys want to help you find answers. Generally, the first question to be asked after a C-section injury is whether that injury would have occurred if a different doctor, OB-GYN, nurse, doula, or other medical provider was there. If the injury was rooted in the actions of a medical provider, then it is likely you have a case.
Common C-Section Errors
If you know or have reason to believe that negligence played a role in your C-section injury, Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. will work to find you both clarity and compensation. Our South Florida legal team will listen to your story, investigate medical records, and more, to get to the bottom of your case.
A Few Examples of How Malpractice Can Lead to a C-Section Error and Injury Are:
- Failure to properly monitor a prolonged labor
- Failure to recognize fetal distress and other complications
- Failure to listen to a mother’s self-reported symptoms
- Failure to properly use forceps and vacuum extraction
- Unnecessarily delaying an emergency C-section
- Staffing shortages, especially of qualified medical staff
- Lack of communication between medical staff
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While there are inherent risks to C-section delivery, the presence of negligence heightens those risks and opens the door to further injury. As mentioned, C-sections are major surgeries, and they take great medical skill and expertise to carry out.
Common C-Section Injuries
A C-section error can result in a range of injuries to the mother and/or baby.
These May Include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries, such as Erb’s palsy
- Cuts and wounds to the baby, or fetal lacerations
- Birth asphyxia injuries, such as brain damage and HIE
- Spinal cord injuries
- Blood clots
- Internal organ injuries
- Excessive blood loss
- Injuries due to the improper use of anesthesia
- Infections at the surgical site
- Infant and/or maternal death
Recovery After a Delayed or Botched C-Section
C-section injuries are notoriously hard to process, particularly because the mother must bounce back fast to take care of her newborn. This can be difficult to do even with the support of a partner—physically and emotionally. If you decide to take action after a C-section injury in Fort Lauderdale, you need a caring, compassionate attorney by your side.
Our South Florida C-section error attorney team knows how busy this time is for you, which is why we’ll handle all the legal work. We will, however, keep you in the know—it’s your case, and your voice will be at the heart of it. To put it simply: Our goal is to put you in the best position possible for a strong recovery—physically, mentally, and financially. You deserve it.
Let Us Help You Through Your Recovery
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we treat every client as though they’re family. We truly care about getting them the best outcome possible. As a multigenerational firm, we have a tradition of securing multimillion-dollar results for our clients across South Florida. Take advantage of our over 60 years of experience—we’ll advocate tirelessly for you!
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