North Carolina C-Section Error Attorneys
Working to Recover Fair Compensation for the Victims of Negligence
Cesarean sections, whether planned or unscheduled, are common but major surgeries. While the risk for complications is relatively small, there are still certain dangers that can affect both the mother and the baby. This is particularly true when medical professionals are careless, poorly trained, inexperienced, or otherwise negligent.
If you suffered injuries or if your child was harmed due to a C-section mistake, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Lanier Law Group, our North Carolina C-section error attorneys can help you determine all of your legal options and seek the full, fair recovery you are owed.
Examples of C-Section Errors
Like any other surgery, C-sections require the precision and skill of a trained and competent medical professional. Unlike most other types of surgeries, however, C-sections place the lives of two people into doctors’ hands: the mother and the child. Surgeons should take all necessary precautions to ensure a successful outcome—even in emergency situations when time is limited.
Sadly, this does not always happen. In rare circumstances, a surgeon or another medical professional’s mistake or general negligence can lead to devastating and even life-threatening consequences.
Some of the most common C-section errors include:
- Delayed C-section: When the infant is in distress, doctors must act quickly to rectify the situation. If they wait too long to order a C-section, the child can suffer serious injuries, such as birth asphyxia.
- Failing to order a C-section: If a medical professional fails to monitor the fetal heart rate or otherwise fails to notice signs of fetal distress, he or she may not order a critical C-section. This can lead to devastating birth injuries and even death.
- Anesthesia errors: If the anesthesiologist makes a mistake during a C-section—such as administering too much or too little anesthesia—mothers and their children can suffer very serious injuries.
- Surgical mistakes: If the surgeon is not careful, he or she may cause grave injuries to the mother, including damage to her internal organs. The surgeon may also cause physical trauma to the infant if he or she makes mistakes during surgery.
- Improper post-operative care: Mothers who have had C-sections need the same care as anyone else who has undergone major surgery. Improper post-op care can lead to serious infections, complications, and other problems.
Did you suffer any of the above-mentioned issues? Was your child injured as a result of a C-section error? Even if you are not entirely sure, it’s in your best interest to speak to an experienced birth injury lawyer about your situation. Your initial consultation with Lanier Law Group is completely free, so you have nothing to lose in speaking with us about your potential case.
Common Injuries Caused by C-Section Errors
As previously mentioned, C-section mistakes can cause injuries to both mothers and infants.
Some of the most common injuries to mothers include:
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ injuries
- Bowel/bladder damage
- Anesthesia-related injuries
- Blood clots
Meanwhile, some of the most common C-section error injuries to infants include:
- Birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation)
- Cuts and lacerations
- Brachial plexus injuries (leading to Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy)
- Head injuries
- Facial injuries
In rare, tragic cases, mothers and/or infants can die as a result of C-section mistakes. At Lanier Law Group, we understand the devastating toll all types of C-section error injuries can have on victims and their families. Our North Carolina C-section error lawyers are prepared to stand up for you and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at (855) 757-4204 or submit an online contact form.