Errors Made before and during a Cesarean Section
In some cases, a mother may need surgical assistance in the delivery of her child by means of an operation known as a Cesarean section, or C-section. This procedure, if done correctly, allows for the delivery of a child when natural birth isn’t a safe option. Because of its medical relevance, knowing when to use this procedure and how to plan for it is something a physician should be capable of doing. Considerable mistakes in the planning and completion of a C-section can be disastrous for a child, potentially causing the development of cerebral palsy.
If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by negligence in the delivery room, you may be able to use legal action to hold the responsible medical professional accountable. To discuss your legal claim in full detail with an experienced legal advisor, contact the cerebral palsy birth injury lawyers of the Driscoll Firm, today by calling (800) 900-7704.
Cesarean Section Negligence and Cerebral Palsy
There are many factors that can go into completing a successful C-section. If a doctor fails to take these into consideration or makes a serious mistake while completing the procedure, the child’s health may be put at risk. In particular, the following negligent acts may contribute to the development of cerebral palsy when the child is born:
- Failing to take the child’s size into consideration
- Failing to adequately prepare for a C-section
- Making an error during the procedure
- Not calling for a C-section when natural birth could compromise the child’s health
A child’s cerebral palsy may be the result of any one of these or other errors. As such, the physician responsible may be held liable by the family for the treatment and basic costs their child has and will incur due to their disability.
A doctor’s mistakes during a child’s birth may be grounds for legal action against the responsible medical professional. If you’ve been considering a medical malpractice lawsuit against the people responsible for your child’s condition, we may be able to help you with any questions or concerns you have. For additional information regarding your legal options, contact a cerebral palsy birth injury lawyer of the Driscoll Firm, at (800) 900-7704 today.