When Seconds Count: Failing To Perform A Timely Cesarean

Doctors and nurses are required to monitor vital signs of the mother and child throughout the labor and delivery process. The baby's heartbeat pattern can be an indication of the baby's well-being. If the heartbeat is too fast or too slow, fetal monitors may indicate that the baby isn't receiving enough oxygen. At this time, the baby needs to be rescued from an environment where it is starved for oxygen.

At Djordjevic & Marmaros, LLC, our attorneys represent Ohio mothers and their loved ones who have been harmed by the health provider's negligence during labor and delivery. We provide compassionate counsel throughout the process of examination of the circumstances leading to the negligent act, prosecution of the case and analysis of the settlement. Our lawyers have been advocating for our clients in court for over 70 years combined.

Designing Legal Solutions For Mother And Child

Although nearly 20 percent of infants are born through Cesarean section, the decision to perform this surgery is not one that doctors make without serious consideration. C-section errors can lead to damage of the mother's organs, can cause heavy internal bleeding or can introduce sepsis through wound infection. In delaying this surgical procedure, however, the doctor endangers the mother and child.

Failing to perform a cesarean in a timely fashion can lead to a birth injury such as:

  • Brain damage
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spasticity

Ignoring warning signs and failing to perform a timely Cesarean section can endanger the lives of the mother and child.

Call Us To Speak With An Experienced Attorney Today

Delays in performing a C-section can affect the long-term health of a mother and child. Contact our firm or call us at 216-781-4900 for a consultation of your case at our Cleveland office or 330-376-6766 to reach our Akron office.