Fetal Distress Phoenix Birth Injury Law Firm
A Cesarean section can be a life-saving operation for either the mother or the infant. It is the responsibility of the doctor to determine if and when a C-section should be performed.
At the law firm of Knapp & Roberts, we represent clients whose lives have been changed by a doctor's failure to do a C-section in a timely manner. If you are a woman who has been injured — or if your baby has suffered injuries because a C-section was not performed — we can help you explore your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for all costs associated with the injury.
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Recognizing When a C-Section Is Necessary
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in four babies born in the United States today are delivered by C-section. Because they are so common, doctors should recognize when a C-section is medically necessary. Unfortunately, doctors may not always recognize these signs or may encourage a mother toward a vaginal birth. A C-section is often the most appropriate course of treatment when there is:
- A breech baby. When a baby is in the breech position, the only option may be a cesarean delivery.
- Fetal distress. If the baby is experiencing oxygen deprivation due to fetal distress, an emergency C-section may be necessary.
- A large baby. A large baby may not fit through the birth canal. The only option for delivery in this case may be a C-section.
- A failure to progress. An infant could be injured if labor lasts too long. Failure to progress may occur when the cervix does not fully dilate or when the baby is not in the correct position for delivery. When a vaginal birth is not possible, an emergency C-section should be performed to reduce the risk of injury to the baby or mother.
When a doctor fails to recognize signs that a C-section is needed and an injury to the mother or a birth injury results, families may have legal options. Our firm can evaluate your case and help determine the cause of your injury. If medical negligence caused or contributed to you or your baby's injuries, we will help you pursue maximum compensation.
Fetal Distress: Contact a Phoenix Birth Injury Law Firm
Free initial consultation. If your baby has suffered a birth injury due to a medical mistake, contact our Arizona law firm to learn about your legal options.