Every mother-to-be dreams of a safe delivery without any complications. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and a lot can go wrong. Beyond the typical challenges expected during a delivery, errors made when carrying out a C-section can be detrimental to the health of both the mother and child.
Such mistakes are inexcusable and may amount to negligence since all healthcare practitioners owe their patients a duty of care. If you are a victim of birth injuries arising from malpractice, you need to hold the responsible parties accountable and get the justice you deserve. Below are common errors that may occur in a C-section procedure:
Improper wound closure
An infection may result from an improperly closed wound, putting the mother at risk. Therefore, every member of the surgical team should exercise care and ensure that every part of the procedure is performed per the expected standards.
Lacerations on the child
Fetal lacerations occur when the doctor or nurse incorrectly uses birth assisting instruments to aid delivery. While such cuts may be minor, some require reconstructive surgery or stitches on the child with the possibility of long-lasting damage if a nerve was damaged.
Sometimes, complications may arise during normal delivery and require an urgent operation. In such an instance, time is of the essence, and any delays can be deadly. For example, if the baby is deprived of oxygen, a C-section needs to be swiftly performed to save the child.
You deserve compensation
Some of these injuries can permanently affect you or your child, which can be expensive to treat or manage. Getting compensated will enable you to meet some of the associated costs and help you get through it all.