(Not Executing a Cesarean at All or in a Timely Manner)
During labor, quick thinking on the part of doctors can be the difference between life and death. Every member of the labor and delivery team must act judiciously to protect the lives of both mother and baby. In some cases, a cesarean is the safest method of delivery. Some times it can be the only option. Despite their high level of training in handling emergency labor and complications during birth, many obstetricians still fall short of providing that standard of care for every patient. An obstetrician’s mistakes or lack of care can have devastating effects on patients.
Many patients will die or suffer cerebral palsy and brain damage induced by insufficient oxygen.If a mother or her child is hurt because of a doctor’s inaction when a c-section was necessary, that doctor can be held liable for damages. Cases where doctors didn’t perform punctual c-section births have resulted in several settlements and important verdicts won by the attorneys at the Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek law firm of Baltimore, Maryland. In instances where a cesarean should’ve been performed but wasn’t or where the cesarean was not executed in-time, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in monetary compensation for families. Trust that if you or your family members were injured due to a doctor’s inability to order a c-section when it was vital, we will represent you in obtaining remuneration for their malpractice.