Waiting Too Long to Perform a C-Section Can Cause Serious Brain Damage
Cesarean births, or C-sections, are a common method of delivery, but they are generally reserved for mothers who have suffered complications through their pregnancy or are not able to give birth naturally. Some C-sections are planned in advance by physicians if they feel that the labor will be particularly dangerous, but some end up being last-minute, emergency decisions.
A C-section is surgery, and because of that, it comes with risks. If a mother is having trouble during her labor, a doctor may try to wait it out and avoid the surgery, but sometimes, waiting too long can be a critical mistake. In fact, waiting too long to deliver a baby in distress via Cesarean birth can cause brain injuries that can debilitate an otherwise healthy child.
When a child is born with a brain injury after a C-section, some mothers may blame themselves for not forcing the doctor to perform the surgery sooner. However, it is important to remember that it is the doctor's job to know when it's time for the C-section, and it's not your mistake; it's the doctor’s. If you gave birth in Texas, Oklahoma, or Arkansas and your baby was injured because a C-section was not performed soon enough, contact Girards Law for a free consultation at 888-897-2762