Massachusetts Medical Malpractice and Failure to Perform Cesarean Section
A failure to perform a Cesarean Section creates a dangerous situation for both the mother and the baby. Any negligence on the hospital’s part could lead to serious consequences such as brain damage or death of the baby. If anyone has been a victim of such type of negligence, s/he should contact the law firm of Parker Scheer immediately to schedule a consultation. A failure to perform a Cesarean Section could be the reason for an otherwise preventable death.
A doctor performs a Cesarean Section on a mother when either her health or the baby’s health is at risk. For example, in the case of a breech birth, when the baby’s position is bottom and feet first coming out of the birth canal (instead of the proper position of head first), a doctor will perform a C–Section. This procedure involves the doctor making incisions in the woman’s abdomen and uterus, or cutting through the mother’s stomach to deliver the baby. Many times, a C–Section is an emergency operation and should be treated as so. In other words, if a woman needs a C–Section, it must be done immediately.
Sadly, money can jeopardize the mother’s and baby’s health. If the mother is not fully covered by insurance, the doctor might opt not to perform the procedure. This decision is considered negligence. Also, if the hospital is understaffed and does not have the resources to immediately perform the surgery, this is considered negligence. To avoid such a mishap, a mother should educate herself about the warning signs of an emergency C–Section and choose a reputable hospital to have the baby.
Doctors and nurses sometimes fail to see warning signs that the baby is in trouble. For example, staff must monitor the baby’s fetal heart rate. If there are any abnormalities in the heart rate, the baby could be in distress and a C–section should be performed immediately. If the C–section is not performed, the baby may face a life of brain damage from lack of oxygen, cerebral palsy or the baby may die at birth. If a Cesarean Section had been performed, the baby might have been healthy. These are the devastating consequences of failure to perform a Cesarean Section.
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