Support and Guidance for Families after a C-Section Mistake
Advocating on behalf of clients throughout Washington, D.C.
Advances in science and medicine have made cesarean sections a safe alternative to natural childbirth. But like all surgeries, C-sections do carry risks and must be performed in the right setting by qualified doctors. When an error is made, or a medical professional delays a necessary and oftentimes emergency caesarian procedure, the effects can be devastating for the entire family.
Paulson & Nace, PLLC, is a premier medical malpractice firm serving birth injury victims throughout Washington, D.C. Over the last 40 years, we have secured millions of dollars in compensation for the families we serve, helping them plan for their futures and protect their families. When a delayed C-section has hurt your family, our family wants to help you.
A C-section mistake can have devastating effects
Paulson & Nace handles all manner of surgical negligence, including C-sections and labor or delivery-related procedures. The cases referred to us most commonly involve:
- A delay in performing the C-section, which can lead to permanent brain damage
- Lacerations, bruising and cuts to the face, eyes or skin, which may result in permanent scarring
- Failing to diagnose symptoms of fetal distress
- Failing to prevent the transmission of infections, such as GBS or HIV, from the mother to the child
- Oxygen deprivation, resulting in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Tearing of the uterine walls or the bowel
- Undiagnosed and untreated infections such as sepsis
If the labor is stalled, or if the baby is in a breech position, an emergency C-section may be needed. In some cases, the child is unable to fit through the birth canal because his or her head is too large, or the mother’s pelvic area is too small. This is called cephalopelvic disproportion, or CPD, and if it is not addressed quickly, the child may stop moving. This can cause oxygen deprivation and lead to permanent and catastrophic brain damage. The stress from a delayed cesarean section could also put the mother into cardiac arrest, endangering both her life and the life of the baby. In the most tragic circumstances, the mother, the child or both may die.
Paulson & Nace understands what is at stake when a doctor is negligent during a C-section procedure. We also understand what kinds of difficulties you may face if your child suffers permanent damage that requires lifelong medical treatments and expenses. Our attorneys are unafraid to take these complex cases to trial in order to obtain the best possible results for your family. If you or your baby was injured because of a C-section mistake at a Washington, D.C. hospital, we are prepared to protect your rights and will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
Help for you and your child after a C-section has gone badly
Living with the effects of a delivery error is difficult; choosing an attorney who looks out for your family need not be. Paulson & Nace, PLLC, represents mothers and children who were harmed during a C-section at Washington, D.C. healthcare facilities. We want to hear your story. To learn more about our experienced medical malpractice team, and to see if we are the right choice for you, please call 202-463-1999 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.