Medical mistakes are the cause of many birth injuries, and a NY City Birth Injury Attorney has found that one of those potential medical mistakes is the failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner. Since the medical staff that is involved in the delivery of a baby has, the responsibility to monitor both the mother and child’s vital signs, they should be aware of both patients’ overall condition at all times. On those occasions when the medical staff fails in their assigned responsibilities, and the doctor should not begin a C-section when he should, the infant could suffer permanent damage. The same may hold true if the doctor does not perform a C-section when the conditions warrant the procedure.
A C-section is the common term for a Caesarean section, which is when the infant is removed through the mother’s abdomen instead of through the vaginal opening. This procedure is often performed when there are risks to either mother or the baby by vaginal delivery.
In order for a C-section to be performed properly, it must be performed within a certain time frame. A New York Birth Injury Attorney alleges that to be more specific, once the doctor makes the decision to perform a C-section, it should be done in less than 30 minutes. Late C-sections have resulted in permanent birth injuries to the infant, including cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, and brain damage. Each of these carries long-term consequences to the child and the family.
When a medical professional fails to follow established medical procedures or fails to act within a timely manner, parents may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, and other expenses due to the condition of your child. Depending on the severity of your child’s injuries, you may be forced to purchase special medical equipment and provide long-term care for your child. Each of these factors as well as many more will be considered when filing your claim with the court. Hospitals in both New York City and Westchester County are aware of this case and watching for results.
Most states require that medical professionals adhere to the highest of professional standards in regards to patient care. These high standards, provided they are followed, should ensure that you and your newborn receive the proper care during each stage of your pregnancy up to and including a safe and proper delivery
If your baby was born with an injury that was caused by a doctor or some other medical professional, do not hesitate to contact a New York Birth Injury Attorney who will work with you toward a proper settlement that justly compensates you so you may provide for your baby’s future.