Women who have had a cesarean section may be at risk for serious injuries during a subsequent vaginal birth. If doctors fail to recognize the risk, the mother and baby may suffer injury or wrongful death during labor.
Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) injuries may be caused by medical malpractice. The birth injury attorneys at DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers can help your family seek damages for VBAC injuries. We have the experience to determine liability and hold the negligent parties accountable for your past and future losses. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, your child's special needs and related expenses. We understand that your family is going through a difficult time and will work hard to recover the compensation you need.
The Dangers Of VBAC Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
VBAC and failure to perform a C-section can cause complications and injuries such as:
- Uterine rupture and hemorrhage
- Retained placenta
- Injury requiring a hysterectomy
- Damage to the placenta or umbilical cord causing fetal hypoxia
Rupture of the uterus at the site of the previous C-section is one of the most dangerous risks of VBAC. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines indicate that inducing labor with misoprostol is not recommended for women who have had a C-section because of the risk of uterine rupture.
Uterine rupture can damage the placenta, which can cause oxygen deprivation of the fetus. Babies who suffer fetal hypoxia may develop hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy injury, cerebral palsy or other types of brain damage. These types of brain injuries will require a lifetime of expensive medical treatment. Your family will need considerable financial compensation to pay for the medical care and other services your child will need.
Contact A Lawyer About Failure To Perform A C-Section
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