Serious Consequences Following A Delayed Diagnosis
Any delay in ordering a cesarean section during childbirth can have severe consequences. If complications during your delivery process had warning signs that the delivery team should have noticed, our team will find evidence of negligence and compile a case to pursue financial compensation on your behalf to aid your recovery.
Our Hackensack-based law firm has been representing clients in Bergen County and throughout northern New Jersey for decades. Our attorneys have obtained several six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for clients who have experienced birth injuries in hospitals and birthing facilities throughout the state. Even injuries that may seem minor can cause lifelong consequences and responsible parties should be held accountable.
We are proud to have recovered $1.2 Million for a client who had suffered a delay in the performance of Cesarean section.
If a delayed C-section caused a preventable birth injury to you or your child, we will partner with an obstetric expert whom we have worked with many times. This medical expert is able to help identify negligence on the part of delivery teams or hospitals. Additionally, an attorney on staff has extensive experience as a registered nurse.
When An Emergency C-Section Is Needed
Common reasons to perform an emergency C-section include oxygen deprivation to the fetus, placenta or uterine complications, cord prolapse or a drop in the baby’s heart rate. Many of these complications can be described as fetal distress.
In most cases, the delivery team should be able to recognize them through fetal monitors with ample time to perform an emergency C-section, preventing birth injuries and causing no unnecessary harm to the mother.
Unnecessary delays in ordering or performing a C-section can lead to several serious birth injuries, including:
- Erb’s palsy/shoulder dystocia caused by injury to the shoulder
- Cerebral palsy
- Learning delays and disabilities
- Severe tears and other injuries to the mother during delivery
Speak With A Skilled Lawyer In An Absolutely Free Consultation
We always collaborate with consulting medical experts to determine the cause of birth injuries and to examine medical records thoroughly. If we determine that medical malpractice was the cause of preventable injuries, we will aggressively represent you and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.