Injuries from Waiting too Long to Perform a Cesarean Section

There are several warning signs that could lead a doctor to decide that a cesarean section or C-section is the safest way to deliver a baby. Sadly, if a doctor misses the warning signs or waits too long to perform the cesarean section, a baby can be born with severe injuries.

At Sokol & Foster in Portland, our attorneys work with families in Oregon and southwestern Washington who have suffered the heartbreak of a birth injury. Calling 503-575-9683 to discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm can be the first step in recovering the compensation you need to meet the challenges ahead.

Common Reasons for Cesarean Section

Doctors perform cesarean sections to avoid potential injury to the baby and/or mother during labor and delivery. Some of the warning signs include:

  • A fetus in the breech position
  • Fetal distress
  • Lack of progress during labor
  • Health conditions of the mother such as preeclampsia or diabetes
  • Carrying multiple fetuses
  • Previous cesarean sections
  • Problems with the placenta such as placental eruption
  • Uterine rupture

Our attorneys will review the medical records and consult experienced obstetricians to determine if your doctor failed to respond appropriately to warning signs during labor and delivery. Our lawyers have tried delayed cesarean section cases successfully.

Contact Our Birth Injury Attorneys

If you or your child has suffered a birth injury caused by delayed C-section, our lawyers will work hard to get you the answers you need. Call 503-575-9683 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.