Failure To Perform Timely C-Section

Was Your Child's Birth Injury Caused By A Delayed C-Section?

Birth injuries are some of the most heartbreaking cases I handle as a medical malpractice attorney. A serious injury to your child can occur even when you receive the best medical care. However, sometimes birth injuries are caused by preventable errors.

An Experienced Eugene Cesarean Complication Lawyer

I'm Robert Miller, a medical malpractice lawyer in Eugene, Oregon. One medical error that can lead to catastrophic birth injuries is a delayed cesarean section (C-section) or cesarean complication. During the delivery process, nurses and doctors must act as a team to quickly respond to any signs of distress to the baby or the mother. If your child's fetal heart rate is not monitored and the delivery team does not act quickly to perform a C-section, irreparable harm to you or your child can result.

What Is A Delayed C-Section?

Typically, once signs of distress to the mother or baby are determined, a C-section needs to be performed in roughly 30 minutes in order to avoid trauma. As a lawyer with more than 15 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, I play the role of detective to find out what went wrong during the delivery process. While parents are often unable to get straight answers from their doctor or hospital staff when a birth injury occurs, I am often able to get those answers by interviewing members of the delivery team under oath and hiring experts to review prenatal notes, delivery notes and other information in your medical file.

What Types Of Injuries Can Be Caused By A Delayed C-Section?

Examples of injuries that can be caused by delayed C-section or failure to perform a C-section are cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy and hypoxia (brain damage caused by lack of oxygen).