Sadly, a C-section error is a common birth injury in Annapolis. When delivery doctors or nurses make mistakes during a C-section or fails to recommend a C-section, the situation rises to the level of medical malpractice.
A C-section birth injury constitutes malpractice if a physician injures a mother or baby during the surgery. However, physicians and hospitals are also liable for medical malpractice if a doctor does not recommend a C-section to negate the risks of a complicated pregnancy. When performed correctly, C-sections can benefit mothers because they cause less physical strain. C-sections ideally also decrease the chances of medical complications. However, C-section accidents or negligence can also cause serious injury. Common C-section mistakes include recommending a vaginal birth to a high-risk mother or failing to perform a C-section in a timely manner. Physicians may also fail to perform an emergency C-section when the procedure is necessary to preserve maternal and infant health. Additionally, surgical errors may be made during a C-section itself. Any one of these mistakes can harm a mother and her unborn child. Sometimes, death even results. If you have been hurt by a C-section, contact an attorney right away.