A Texas caesarian section can lead to many complications

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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
August 4, 2023

The birth of a child is one of the most exciting times in the lives of Texas parents. Parents face the birth of a child with great anticipation and excitement. Most births go as expected, but, occasionally, a birth injury can occur. One such procedure that can result in an unexpected injury is a caesarian section, otherwise known as a C-section.
For many new parents, a caesarian section is a procedure that is not planned. In many cases, a caesarian section is performed in an emergency situation. Reasons for a caesarian section include the mom’s labor not progressing, the baby not receiving enough oxygen, the baby is in a breach position, the mom is carrying multiple babies, the mom had a previous C-section, the baby has health concerns or there is a problem with the umbilical cord, among other situations.
Sometimes, these procedures do not go as planned. A delayed caesarian section can lead to many complications for the newborn, including a serious injury. When a doctor does not recognize the signs of fetal distress and does not perform a C-section in a timely manner there can be many unexpected complications. An emergency C-section is usually performed in 30 minutes or less. When this does not happen a baby can be born with cerebral palsy, developmental delays and seizure disorders, among many other complications. Some of these complications can have a life-long effect on the baby and require long-term care.
Parents who believe their newborn suffered from a delayed caesarian section may wish to speak with a legal professional, who is skilled in birth injuries. They can help a family determine what happened to cause the injury and hold the medical provider accountable for the injury.
Source: MayoClinic.org, “C-Section risks,” accessed on Jan. 19, 2015

John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

August 4 2023

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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