New York City C-Section Injury Attorneys
C-Section Injuries Suffered by New Mothers & Infants
A C-section or Cesarean section is a specialized form of surgery to deliver a newborn without the use of the birth canal. When done correctly, C-sections can preserve the mother’s health and that of her child, as well as potentially make the recovery process for the mother smoother. When done incorrectly, though, C-sections can cause more harm than good to both the mother and her child.
Rubenstein & Rynecki in New York City proudly offers comprehensive and compassionate legal counsel to families who have suffered from a C-section mistake or injury. Whether you were hurt by a doctor’s mishap or your child was born with a birth injury because of it, we can help form and pursue your case.
Discuss your options with our NYC C-section injury lawyers now. Dial (718) 522-1020.
When an Emergency C-Section is Necessary
In many cases, a C-section injury occurs during a rushed C-section. Or, oppositely, an injury can occur because an emergency C-section is medically necessary, but it is not conducted on time. We can work with medical experts to get a full understanding of your situation and health conditions, as well as those of your child. If the C-section injury was caused because the operation was needlessly delayed, then the medical team that failed to make that call could be held liable for your damages and losses, including those that will be incurred in the future.
Three situations that usually require an emergency C-section are:
- Fetal distress: If an unborn child shows signs of fetal distress before or during labor, then the response might be an emergency C-section to quickly extract the child. Failing to monitor the child’s vital signs for the first indications of fetal distress can and often does constitute medical malpractice that can be answered with a lawsuit.
- Placental complications: The placenta crucially delivers oxygen and nutrition to the unborn child before labor. If there is an issue with the placenta and it is not providing enough oxygen or nutrition, then an emergency C-section might be necessary.
- Umbilical cord issues: Problems with the umbilical cord can also make it medically necessary to perform an emergency C-section. For example, if the umbilical cord becomes restricted and interferes with the unborn child’s nutritional needs, then urgent medical intervention could be needed. The same is true if the umbilical cord gets wrapped around the infant’s neck during delivery.
C-Section Mistake & Delay Injuries
When a C-section mistake happens, the consequences can be severe. In the worst-case scenario, the infant’s or mother’s life can be put in peril, such as if the infant is suffocating due to umbilical cord strangulation. Even in moderate to “minor” C-section injury cases, the consequences of a single mistake can cause permanent complications, so every case needs to be taken seriously.
C-section injury risks to the infant include:
- Fetal distress
- Anesthesia reaction
C-section injury risks to the new mother include:
- Severe infection
- Amniotic fluid embolism
- Uterine inflammation
- Internal bleeding
- Future pregnancy risks
Let Us Help Prepare & Pursue Your Case
If you think you or your child were injured due to an erroneous or delayed C-section, then you should dial (718) 522-1020 now. Connect with our New York City C-section injury attorneys as soon as possible. By waiting too long to progress your case, you could make it more difficult to prove that the medical provider or institution did something wrong. Useful evidence tends to become scarcer as time passes, so please act today.
Remember: Initial consultationswith our firm are free and require no obligation from you.