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A C-section is a delivery in which incisions are made in the mother’s abdomen and uterus in order to deliver the baby. C-sections are often necessary to avoid complications associated with vaginal birth. When doctors fail to order a C-section in a timely manner, both the mother and child can suffer irreparable harm.

The attorneys at the Savage Law Firm have extensive experience handling medical malpractice suits involving injuries caused by delay in C-section and other birth injuries. If your family has been impacted by medical negligence, we are here to help you pursue justice and compensation for your losses.

To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Oregon attorney for delay in C-section, contact our firm at 503-222-0200 or 206-957-7272.

The Dangers of Delaying a C-Section

Obstetricians and other doctors must carefully monitor the child prior to birth to determine if a C-section may be necessary. Circumstances that may warrant a C-section include:

  • Excessive weight of the baby
  • Excessive weight of the mother
  • The baby’s head being too large to fit through the mother’s pelvis (cephalopelvic disproportion)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Previous C-section

A delay in C-section can result in fetal distress, leading to brachial plexus injuries, cerebral hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy and other serious birth injuries.

Our attorneys thoroughly investigate birth injury cases to determine if negligence on the part of obstetricians or other delivery room staff members contributed to the injury of child or mother. We will put our skill and experience to work for you to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

Contact a Portland C-Section Attorney

Contact us to discuss your C-section injury case at no initial cost. Our Oregon birth injury attorneys represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington. For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced injury lawyers in Portland, call 503-222-0200; or in Seattle, call 206-957-7272.