C-Section Error Lawsuits in Michigan
Pursuing Justice for Failure to Perform Timely C-Sections
Cesarean delivery, also known as a C-section procedure, is a complex surgical procedure that can be life-saving for mother and child in the right circumstances. However, when your attending physician fails to perform a timely C-section – or commits other serious errors during the operation – you and your child may both suffer life-altering birth injuries as a result.
Doctors have a responsibility to use caution when proceeding with a C-section delivery, so if you’ve been harmed as a result of medical negligence, you may have the right to hold them accountable with a civil lawsuit. At Grewal Law PLLC, our Michigan attorneys have years of experience in medical malpractice law, and we are committed to helping your family recover necessary compensation to account for your losses.
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What Are C-Section Errors?
During a C-section procedure, the doctor will make two incisions on the mother’s abdomen and uterus. This allows the doctor to remove the child from the uterus and bypass the need for a vaginal birth. Although a C-section is not considered to be a high-risk procedure, it is still a major abdominal surgery that requires a great deal of training, care, and precision to successfully complete. Because many doctors become accustomed to performing this procedure, however, it may become easier for them to overlook warning signs with time.
C-sections can also be “elective” or unplanned. For example, if the mother is overweight and prone to high blood pressure, the OB-GYN may recommend an elective C-section and plan to avoid conventional labor altogether. But whether the C-section is planned or unplanned, complications can still arise if the doctor is not careful.
Some of the most common C-section errors linked to negligence:
- Failing to perform a C-section for delayed or prolonged labor
- Performing a C-section for efficiency’s sake and exposing the mother/baby to unnecessary risks
- Lacerating other organs during a C-section
- Failing to address infection and inflammation after a C-section
- Using contaminated or defective medical tools
- Infant surgical injuries
- Hemorrhage and excessive bleeding
Complications of C-Section Errors
No matter what led to a C-section error, you may develop serious injuries as a result of this form of negligence. From infections to blood clots, both mother and baby may require extended recovery time after a C-section error, as well as sustain lasting damage to vital organs.
Common complications associated with C-section errors:
- Infection and sepsis
- Anesthesia reactions
- Internal organ damage
- Uterine rupture
- Infant breathing problems
- Bleeding and hemorrhage
- Risks for future pregnancies
- Blood clots
If you or your baby suffered injuries because of a physician’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. As experienced malpractice attorneys in Michigan, our team at Grewal Law PLLC will carefully listen to your story and investigate your claim, allowing you to decide on the best course of action for your family. With millions recovered on behalf of injury victims across the state, you can trust that our legal team will provide aggressive advocacy and compassionate counsel for your case.
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