A cesarean section, also known as a C-section, is typically a safe procedure. However, c-section complications can occur during the surgery or after the surgery is complete. Some of these complications can be serious and may require additional medical treatment. It is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with c-sections so that you can discuss them with your doctor prior to the surgery. Knowing what to expect can help ensure a safe and successful operation.
Several factors can lead to c-section complications. These factors include:
- Size of the infant
- Prolonged labor
- Premature labor
- Potential allergies to anesthetics
- Having twins or triplets
Possible C-Section Complications
The risk factors listed above can result in the following complications:
- Post-c-section infection - Most infections occur at the incision site but can also occur in the uterus and other pelvic organs like the bladder.
- Immense blood loss - Mothers are more likely to lose more blood in a c-section than through vaginal delivery. This can result in anemia or a blood transfusion.
- Reaction to anesthetics - A mother can have an allergic reaction to the anesthesia or medication given after birth.
- Damages to organs - The bowel or bladder can sustain injuries during the surgery.
If your healthcare provider suggests a c-section, discussing your options with them thoroughly is best advised. Be sure to ask why the procedure has been recommended and if any alternatives may be available. However, sometimes a doctor may be negligent and will issue an unnecessary c-section. If that’s the case for you, we may be able to help.
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If you have been negligently operated on, the Grewal Law PLLC team can help you get the compensation and justice your family deserves. Our medical malpractice attorneys will fight for you till we achieve the best result possible.When you’re ready, call our office at (888) 211-5798 or visit our website to get started on a consultation request form.