When an unborn baby is in jeopardy, doctors have only a limited time to act in order to save the child and the mother. Sometimes an emergency C-section is absolutely necessary. And failure to do the C-section in a timely manner can be considered medical malpractice.
At The Donahey Law Firm, we represent parents throughout Ohio whose children are the victims of birth injury complications, including birth injuries resulting from delayed cesarean sections. We have been serving injury victims continuously since 1968, and we have developed extensive experience in this area of law. Our attorneys' experience and skill have helped us successfully represent thousands of clients, achieving tens of millions of dollars in compensation.
About C-Sections - Risks to Baby/Mother
A cesarean section is a surgical procedure in which incisions are made though a mother's abdomen and uterus in order to deliver an unborn child. The procedure is usually performed when a vaginal birth would put the lives of either the child or the mother at risk. This includes birthing complications such as the ones listed below:
- Fetal distress
- Umbilical cord prolapse or other abnormalities
- Uterine rupture
- Problems with the placenta
- Breech presentation
- Failed forceps delivery
- Other high-risk pregnancies
At The Donahey Law Firm, our lawyers have the resources to take cases to trial, not just settle them or refer them to another attorney. When our lawyers take a case involving a delayed C-section injury, we focus on preparing that case for trial. The defendant doctors, as well as their insurance companies and lawyers know that we are serious about trying the case. So, even if we do settle before trial, the results are likely to be more favorable.
If you suspect that medical malpractice caused your child's birth injury or an injury the mother, talking to an attorney is a good way to learn your options. Call our Ohio law offices toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation.