During labor and the delivery process, it is imperative that child's health be analyzed by a fetal monitoring strip and other diagnostic tools. By closely monitoring the child's heart rate, obstetricians, nurses and other medical professionals participating in the delivery process can obtain critical information about the child's heath during the birthing process. Responsible physicians will note the signs of fetal distress that signal that a cesarean section — commonly referred to as a C-section — should take place and act accordingly.
Failure To Perform C-Section
When a medical professional is negligent and fails to perform a C-section or unnecessarily delays an emergency C-section, the baby can suffer irreparable harm. This damage often comes in the form of:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Fetal asphyxia
- Developmental disabilities
- Neurological problems
- Uterine rupture
These injuries can affect the child for his or her entire life and place additional emotional and financial burdens on parents whose children require special medical care for many years or their entire lives.
I'm attorney John Gismondi. I founded Gismondi & Associates to help those in situations such as this, where their lives have been forever altered by the negligent actions of another person. For more than 30 years, my colleagues and I have pursued medical malpractice claims against negligent medical practitioners who cause birth injuries and other preventable injuries. We do everything in our power to hold irresponsible physicians responsible for their actions and to obtain the compensation our clients need to face the challenges that will be present when a timely C-section is not performed.
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