Failure to Perform Cesarean Section
From a baby’s conception to its birth, its health should be closely monitored by doctors and other medical practitioners to ensure that the baby’s condition and development remain normal and stable. Sometimes, however, issues can arise before or even during birth that indicate the need for a Cesarean section, or C-section. A C-section allows doctors to remove a baby when an immediate birth becomes necessary due to complications in the pregnancy or baby’s health. It is important for physicians to carefully track an infant’s health both before and during birth to determine if a C-section is required. Failure to do so can leave innocent babies facing a number of devastating birth injuries.
Dangers of Not Performing a C-Section
A C-section may be necessary in a number of circumstances, such as the presence of congenital defects that would prevent a safe vaginal delivery or the development of fetal distress during regular delivery.
Failure to perform this important operation under these circumstances could result in the following birth injuries:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental disabilities
- Transfer of diseases such as herpes or HIV
If a C-section is or becomes necessary, it is a doctor’s responsibility to take immediate action so that the baby’s and mother’s safety is not threatened.
As a parent, you should be able to count on the doctors who are monitoring the health of your baby to notice and determine if a C-section is necessary. If a physician fails to perform this operation and your baby suffers as a result, the experienced attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, are here to help you. Contact us today by calling (617) 426-4488 to discuss how we can help you fight back against a negligent medical practitioner.