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Cleveland Attorneys Help Victims Recover Compensation for Injuries Due to Delays in Performing Emergency C-Sections

Delayed Caesarean sections endanger and often harm both the mother and the child

From time to time, complications arise during labor and delivery that require an immediate, emergency Caesarean section. Among the most frequent of such complications is fetal distress, which occurs when the baby does not get enough oxygen in the uterus. The decision to perform an emergency C-section for fetal distress usually is made by an obstetrician after she has carefully reviewed the electronic fetal monitor strips that record the baby’s heart rate pattern. Our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm represent the victims of healthcare providers that negligently delay C-sections to patients in need.

Causes for emergency C-sections

There are other reasons for performing an emergency C-section, including, for example, uterine rupture and maternal blood loss.

No matter the reason, once the decision has been made to perform an emergency C-section, it must be performed quickly or the baby can become asphyxiated. The mother must be taken to an appropriate operating room as soon as possible. A good rule of thumb is “decision to incision within 30 minutes.” If an incision hasn’t been made in the abdomen within 30 minutes of the decision to perform an emergency C-section, it is typically the result of some negligence on the part of the obstetrician or hospital personnel. In one case The Eisen Law Firm reached a confidential settlement when a doctor failed to perform a C-section causing the death of a fetus by asphyxia .

Contact our Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss the complications caused by delays in your C-section

If your baby was delivered by C-section after a significant delay (more than 30 minutes after decision), and has suffered brain damage (including cerebral palsy), it may have been due to negligence. The skilled attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm can review the circumstances of the delivery and advise you of your rights to recover compensation. We serve families in Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and all of Northeast Ohio. Call us today at 216-687-0900 or to schedule a free consultation.