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

Last updated on November 19, 2020

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.

At the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, we know that bringing a medical malpractice case can be a particularly emotional experience. From our offices in Eugene, Oregon, we offer our clients the support they need to make sound legal decisions after their child was injured due to a delayed C-section.

What Is A Delayed C-Section?

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.

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. 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).

With extensive experience working with clients who have been the victims of medical malpractice, we 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, we are 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.

Get Answers Today

Your child’s birth injury can leave you with questions. Contact our firm online or call 866-272-0803 to arrange for a free consultation that will give you answers and help you explore the next steps you can take.