Phoenix Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Cesarean Section
A cesarean section is a surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered through the mother’s abdomen. A cesarean section is usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the health or life of the baby or mother at risk. The rate of cesarean section has been rising steadily and so rapidly over the past 20 years that many physicians now consider the procedure to be overused.
Some indications for cesarean delivery include prolonged labor, fetal distress, cord prolapse, uterine rupture, hypertension, placental abruption, abnormal fetal presentation, and an overly large baby (cephalopelvic disproportion). More recently, women are having cesarean sections because they just want to avoid vaginal delivery or because they want the convenience of a scheduled delivery.
C-Section Should Be Taken Seriously
The decision to undergo a cesarean section should be taken seriously. The risk of death to the mother during a cesarean procedure is three times that of a vaginal birth. The comparative increased risk may be the result of the fact that women with certain severe medical conditions or who are at high risk of complications often need cesarean sections. Other complications common to many other surgical procedures also exist in cesarean sections such as increased risk of infection, post-operative adhesions, anesthesia risks and excessive blood loss.
Contact our Phoenix, Arizona Medical Malpractice Law Firm for Claims Involving Cesarean Section
Contact us at (602) 648-3200 regarding medical negligence that you or a loved one may have experienced involving a cesarean section. Consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation.