Mothers whose babies are suffering from fetal stress or asphyxia are required to undergo caesarean section for safe delivery. Although almost all caesarean sections performed in the U.S. are successful, there are a handful of cases in which mothers, babies, or both are physically damaged for life due to medical negligence.
Common risks of a C-section for mothers are infection and a perforated bowel. Unfortunately, there are some instances when medical instruments are left within the mother’s womb, causing excruciating pain and damaged organs. Medical practitioners who lack skills may perform inadequate C-sections that harm the baby. Damages upon the baby associated with a faulty C-section include oxygen deprivation, broken bones, laceration, and sometimes, tragically, even death.
A large number of faulty C-section resulting in undue damages is caused by medical malpractice. If you have been harmed by a negligent medical practitioner during a C-section, it is best to consult with a personal injury lawyer to learn more about seeking compensation through legal action. The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to be of help. Call our Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 today.