Mark your calendars for April, because April is Cesarean Awareness Month! This event seeks to educate the public about C-sections and to reduce the rate of unnecessary C-sections. We support this stance, and would like to add our own goals to this admirable stance: educating the public about when C-sections are necessary. Emergency C-Sections At…
Negligent acts and medical errors related to obstetrical care can turn a joyful birth into a parent’s nightmare. A couple in New Jersey now knows what can happen when doctors misuse Pitocin and other labor induction drugs. Due to medical errors in labor, their baby died of acute respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy…
Quick action when amniotic fluid embolism occurred save a mom and baby: The baby was quickly delivered by C-section, the mother was promptly resuscitated, and neither mom nor baby has brain damage such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
The medical team failed to notice signs of distress on the fetal heart monitor caused by the umbilical cord being wrapped around the baby’s neck. The C-section was delayed, causing the baby to be severely oxygen-deprived, suffering seizures at birth. He was soon diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a form of brain damage.
An emergency C-section did not occur quickly enough when a mother experienced a placental abruption. The baby was severely deprived of oxygen and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
A Canadian physician is banned from delivering babies after she fails to recognize fetal distress, fails to perform an emergency C-section and improperly uses vacuum extractors, resulting in a crushed skull and brain bleeds in a newborn.
Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Physicians ignored signs of fetal distress and delayed performing a necessary emergency C-section. As a result, the baby’s brain was damaged and she now has cerebral palsy. Reiter & Walsh obtained a $3.9 million settlement for the little girl and her family.