During the labor and delivery process, doctors and nurses must be on alert for anything that might indicate fetal distress. Compromise to the baby's well-being may require the doctor perform a cesarean section (C-section) rather than wait for a natural delivery. Failure to recognize fetal distress or complications in the pregnancy can result in serious injuries to both the child and the mother. At Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, our birth injury attorneys have more than 30 years of experience guiding clients through the legal process of recovering compensation after medical negligence.
Whether the C-section is delayed or not performed at all, serious injuries and conditions can result, including:
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Loss of oxygen leading to hypoxia
- Damage to organs during surgery
- Loss of blood due to internal hemorrhaging
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Brain damage
- Post-operative pain
- Perforated bowel
- Perforated bladder
A birth injury can lead to lifelong conditions requiring constant medical attention. Let our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers hold the doctor accountable for his or her mistakes or negligence. Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, can be reached for a free consultation by phone at 734-545-8421 or through our convenient online contact form.