The decision to perform a C-section or not is one that every obstetrician needs to be prepared to make with the best possible judgment. Devastating consequences to both mother and baby may result from incorrect decisions either leading to unnecessary Cesarean section births or to C-sections that are performed too late.
If you or your baby suffered harm as a result of a C-section that was unnecessary, or a surgical birth that was delayed, schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney at Patton Law Practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Contact us by phone or email.
Consensus among the medical community regarding the risks, benefits, and advisability of C-section operations varies from one generation to another. Not long ago, researchers were discouraging C-sections due to the risk of complications. Currently, expert opinion indicates that a C-section is best considered a viable option when fetal distress or maternal precautionary issues are present.
Consequently, the percentage of C-sections is on the rise. There are still many risks involved. Tragically, mothers sometimes bleed to death in the course of a C-section. If you, the mother, or your newborn were injured through lack of a C-section or performance of a C-section that went wrong, the attorneys at Patton Law Practice can help. Our legal team includes an M.D. as well as highly experienced medical malpractice lawyers.
We welcome the opportunity to help you explore the key question in your case: did the risks outweigh the justification (of not performing a C-section on time or of performing a C-section that may have been unnecessary). Contact us to schedule a consultation.
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