Houston C-Section Lawyer
In a C-section, an incision is made in the mother's abdomen and uterus to remove the baby. A C-section may be ordered by the doctor when risk factors are high for a vaginal birth.
Although a C-section is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, there are several associated risk factors. C-section complications can affect both the baby and the mother.
If you are a mother who has been injured during a C-section, or if your baby suffered a birth injury during the operation or due to an act of medical negligence, it is important to understand your legal rights and options.
Houston C-section attorney Hartley Hampton has more than 35 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice. Our firm will investigate the cause of your injury (or your baby's injury) and help you identify a course of legal action. Contact a Houston C-section lawyer our office to learn how we can help.
Cesarean Section Complications and Errors
C-section errors can put both the baby and the mother at risk for serious injury or even death. Doctors and nurses are responsible for monitoring the mother's health during labor to determine if a C-section is needed. They are also responsible for monitoring the fetus for any signs of distress. A C-section must be performed within a short amount of time when risk factors are identified. C-section complications and errors include:
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Physical injury to fetus during C-section
- Knicked organs surrounding the incision
- Burns caused by surgical instruments
- Oxygen deprivation to fetus associated with delayed C-section
- Failure to prevent post-partum hemorrhage
A C-section can be lifesaving if done promptly and correctly. When a mistake occurs or a C-section is delayed, however, the results can be life-changing. Our legal team is prepared to guide and help you if you or your baby has been injured due to medical malpractice.
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