New Jersey C-Section Error Attorneys
Representing Clients in Passaic County and Across New Jersey
The birth of your child should be one of the most joyous moments of your life, but there are always risks. In some cases, such as when a delivery becomes distressing for the fetus or the mother, an obstetrician or midwife should move quickly to recommend and perform a C-section. He or she must also provide adequate warning of the risks and dangers associated with both vaginal and C-section births. If those requirements are not met, you may be within your rights to pursue compensation for ongoing medical expenses and the pain and suffering associated with birth trauma for you or your child.
The seasoned medical malpractice attorneys at Fronzuto Law Group have over 75 years of combined experience advocating for victims of medical and pediatric malpractice, hospital negligence, and birth injuries. With millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements behind us, and over $25 million in the last three years alone, we produce results by devising cutting-edge strategies for achieving maximum compensation. In addition, we are selective in our approach to new cases in order to provide the utmost attention to each client’s needs. Ultimately, our firm bridges the gap between legal experience and compassionate, client support. To speak to an attorney at the Fronzuto Law Group, contact our office in Woodland Park, New Jersey, toll free at 888-409-0816, locally at 973-435-4551 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation.
Types of C-Section Errors in New Jersey
When assisting with the birth of your child, the obstetrician or midwife must identify when a C-section is required and must either safely perform the surgery or find someone who can. There are several forms of medical malpractice that may constitute a C-section error, including:
- Failure to perform a C-section
- Delayed C-section; and
- Improperly performed C-section.
Each of the aforementioned errors is incredibly serious and may spell catastrophic consequences. Learn more about specific situations in which C-section errors may occur below.
Failure to Perform a C-Section or Delayed C-Section
When a baby presents with signs of fetal distress, failure to perform a C-section or delayed C-section may lead to Hypoxia (deprivation of oxygen to the body), Brain or nerve damage, Cerebral palsy, or other neurological impairments.
In other cases, certain prenatal conditions indicate the necessity for a C-section delivery. In the case that the mother is experiencing eclampsia or preeclampsia, both the mother and baby are at risk for serious injury or even death if a timely C-section if not performed. Additionally, mothers with gestational diabetes often have babies that develop fetal macrosomia, which is marked by unusually large size and higher than average weight (over 9 pounds). Babies that are unusually large are at greater risk for birth injuries, including brachial plexus injuries, shoulder dystocia and associated conditions such as Erb’s Palsy, if doctors attempt to deliver them through the birth canal. In still other cases, such as those involving twins or triplets, or cases in which the baby is positioned abnormally (i.e. breech or transverse presentation) failing to order and perform a C-section can be significantly harmful, if not deadly.
Improperly Performed C-Section
If a physician does, in fact, perform a C-section, errors during the surgical procedure itself may also lead to serious complications. For example, improperly performed C-sections can lead to fetal injuries such as bruises, lacerations, broken bones, and oxygen deprivation. They can also result in injuries to the mother, including damage to internal organs, as well as infections or sepsis resulting from negligent wound closure.
Discuss Your C-Section Error Case with a Passaic County NJ Birth Injury Lawyer
To speak with one of our highly knowledgeable birth injury attorneys today, contact our office in Passaic County, New Jersey, toll free at 888-409-0816, locally at 973-435-4551 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. The answers to your pressing questions are just a phone call away.