Oregon mothers anticipate the birth of their children being happy events that the entire family will remember. Births don’t always go as planned, however, and it is possible that a mother will need to undergo a cesarean delivery in order to birth the baby safely. While this is most often a safe way to give birth, it is possible there could be complications during a c-section that could harm both mother and baby.
If your child is having complications after a c-section, or you are suffering from physical injuries and medical problems after delivery, it is possible you are suffering from negligent medical care. Doctors are responsible for operating safely, as well as carefully evaluating symptoms to determine if a c-section is necessary. Unnecessary interventions or delayed interventions could cause injuries and ongoing complications.
What could go wrong?
Doctors should only recommend this type of delivery if a natural birth is not possible. Certain factors present with either the mother or the baby could be cause to move forward with a c-section. While there are risks associated with any type of birth and any type of medical procedure, the following are injuries that can occur with this type of operation:
- Damage to organs
- Mother suffering too much blood loss
- Negative reaction to anesthesia
- Developing blood clots
- Developing an infection
- Damage that will cause complications with future deliveries
Victims of birth injuries and botched c-sections may not be sure what to do next. You may not be sure that what you are experiencing is the result of negligent care or if it’s simply a result of a difficult delivery. It may be necessary for you to pursue an assessment of your physical state to determine if you are the victim of any type of medical malpractice.
What should you do next?
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you have grounds to pursue a civil claim. The civil justice system provides you the opportunity to seek compensation for pain and suffering and permanent injuries and your financial losses. Through this course of action, it is possible to hold liable parties accountable, including your doctor and others, for any negligence that led to the harm suffered by you and your baby. You do not have to suffer alone after experiencing an injury or complications during a c-section delivery.