Philadelphia Emergency C-Section
Serving Clients throughout Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania and Georgia
Emergency c-section should be done in an effort to prevent both the more and the baby from suffering what is often irreparable harm. When this doesn’t happen, you and your baby could end up with a lifetime of problems. If you believe that your baby suffered because a c-section did not happen in a timely manner, you should immediately contact a compassionate Philadelphia birth injury attorney to discuss your concerns.
Is It Medical Malpractice?
You’ve just gone through a traumatic birth, and now you’re told that your child has a birth injury. One of your first questions is whether this could have been prevented and if there was medical malpractice? Determining if medical malpractice took place in regards to an emergency c-section can be difficult. This is why you need the guidance of a birth injury lawyer serving Philadelphia.There are many signs that indicate that an emergency c-section should be performed:
- The baby’s heart rate slows down (and remains slow) for a prolonged period of time;
- The baby’s umbilical cord is prolapsed;
- Signs of maternal distress;
- Placental abruption; or
- Your baby is breech and is showing signs of distress.
While that’s not an all-inclusive list, emergency c-sections are very serious matters. If there were signs of distress for you or your baby, call us today for your consultation with a Philadelphia birth injury lawyer at (888)-695-2963. Doctors must meet standards of care in labor and deliver with regards to emergency c-sections. When they don’t, permanent birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, can occur.
Often, c-sections are performed to minimize the risk of potential problems during birth or for the mother’s convenience. Sometimes, though, fetal monitors are ignored or medical staff doesn’t respond in time. These delays can change your life and the life of your baby forever.
How a Philadelphia Birth Injury Attorney Can Help You
If you did not receive an emergency c-section and your child suffered a birth injury, an experienced birth injury attorney can help you by assessing the facts of your specific situation and helping your baby get the compensation that he or she will need for future care. The LawMD can evaluate your Philadelphia case and help you protect your rights.
Caring for a child with a birth injury can be financially devastating to your family. Depending on the diagnosis, you could spend more than $50,000 per year just in medical care. Medical providers who are negligent must be held responsible. We can help you get the funds that you need to care for your child.
The LawMD can help you get copies of all of your medical documents during your stay in the labor and delivery ward. We can help you determine if you have a claim for medical malpractice. If you do, we can help get you the compensation that you need and deserve.
Experienced Philadelphia Birth Injury Attorneys
If you believe that your child suffered a birth injury because an emergency c-section was not performed in time, contact LawMD right away. Our unique skillset allows us to evaluate your claim in less time. Give us a call at (888) -695-2963and find out how we can handle your claim without any upfront fees.