Failure to Perform a Cesarean Section

Patients must depend on doctors and healthcare professionals before and during a birth to provide timely, accurate information. As such, parents rely upon doctors to inform them whether a cesarean section will be necessary to prevent birth injuries that could result from a natural birth. When doctors fail to perform cesarean sections that would have likely prevented a birth injury, they may have behaved negligently and may be found liable for medical malpractice.

The attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, believe it is imperative that pregnant mothers understand the birth injuries that could occur when a doctor fails to inform the patient that a cesarean section is necessary.

Birth Injuries That May Result From the Failure to Perform a Cesarean Section

A cesarean section may prevent a number of serious birth injuries that could be sustained through a natural birth. When doctors or other healthcare professionals fail to recommend a cesarean section when it is needed, the following injuries could result:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental disabilities

It is a doctor’s responsibility to prescribe cesarean sections when a natural birth is deemed dangerous. When doctors fail to recognize or act on potential dangers, they may be held financially accountable for their negligence.

Contact a New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

If you believe that your child sustained a birth injury that resulted from the failure to perform a cesarean section, the New Hampshire medical malpractice lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, may aggressively pursue financial compensation for any pain and suffering that may have resulted. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our attorneys today, please call (617) 426-4488.