Practice Areas Menu

Complications commonly associated with cesarean sections

When you are ready to head to the hospital to have your baby, you are probably trusting your doctor to ensure a safe delivery. AmericanPregnancy.org reports that there is about a one in four chance you will deliver via a cesarean section. Because a C-section is a major surgery, the risks it poses to you and your baby amplify when compared with those associated with a traditional, vaginal birth.

Even seemingly small medical and surgical errors can lead to significant injuries and hardships, so it is important to know the potential dangers if you suspect you may have to have this type of procedure. Many C-sections are unplanned and arise from emergency situations, so it is wise to learn the risks even if you have no reason to think you will have one.

Risks for you

As is the case with most surgeries, you face the risk of a site infection when you undergo a C-section. You may also develop an infection in other parts of your body, such as your bladder, or develop adhesions or scar tissue.

You are more likely to die during childbirth when you have a C-section as opposed to a vaginal delivery, and you also run the risk of suffering an injury to other organs that a surgeon may nick or otherwise damage during the procedure. Blood loss and hemorrhage also result from C-section deliveries, and some mothers develop a need for further surgeries, which may be additional C-sections or bladder repair procedures, among other possibilities.

Risks for your baby

After you give birth via C-section, your baby may have lower APGAR scores than he or she would have, had you given birth naturally. APGAR scores assess your baby’s physical health and well-being immediately after birth. Your surgeon may also cut or nick your baby during the procedure, which happens in about one or two out of every 100 C-section births. Breathing problems are common among C-section babies, and your infant may also have a low birth weight if your physician miscalculated the child’s gestational age.

The physical and emotional trauma of even a slight injury can make the first few months of your baby’s life difficult for both of you. Holding a doctor liable for the mistake may help cover the costs of medical care, and pain and suffering, as you recover.

Seeking Maximum Compensation? View Our Videos To Learn More

<#if page.ID!="Video-Center">
<#else> Watch Our Videos
  1. We loved working with Joe. He provided us with clear expectations from the beginning. I particularly liked that he responded to questions promptly and helped us navigate issues with the insurance company. We highly recommend Kammholz Rossi.

    - Barbara Matthews * Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
  2. Joe represented me better than I could have ever imagined. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. Joe always calmed my nerves and explained the process. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I can’t thank Joe and his team for everything they did for me. I highly recommend Kammholz Rossi!

    - Michele U. * Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
  3. I cannot thank Brad and the entire Kammholz Rossi team enough. I am so glad that I made the decision to have Brad represent me. I received an injury at work that would be a life changing event for me and my family. I needed to find an attorney that would look out for me and my family. After meeting with a few law firms I chose Brad and his firm. Brad was truly concerned with my injury and what was best for me and my family. Too many of the law firms I met with were only concerned with what they could get from a settlement. Brad is truly concerned with what is best for you. He will listen to all of your thoughts and concerns, and advise you on what actions would be best. Trust is a very important part of a relationship in a legal action. I trusted Brad and his firm. I always knew that Brad truly was looking out for what was best for me and my family. You will not regret having Brad and his entire firm represent you. Everyone there is very pleasant, friendly, casual and yet professional. Their approach helps reduce the stress and tension that comes with a bad situation. Over the twenty two months that Brad represented me, we developed a friendship. I consider Brad a friend and look forward to continuing that friendship for a long time. On behalf of me and my family we cannot thank-you enough for everything that you and your firm have done for us. Truly the best decision made in a bad situation.

    -Craig S. * Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
  4. There is not enough thanks and praise that I can give to Kammholz Rossi, for helping me through a very difficult time. I truly believe that if it were not for Kammholz Rossi I would not have received the procedures necessary to make me whole again; I would highly recommend anyone who has had the misfortune of an accident to simply speak with the agency, you will not be disappointed.

    - Gina S. * Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
  5. "Kammholz Rossi is the most helpful professional group of law professionals I have ever dealt with. Not only knowledgeable and professional, this law firm works very hard to help with all things to make your life whole again. I cannot say enough good things about how they have helped me and my family through the most difficult time possible. A rare find: truth, hard work, professionalism and a caring group of people."

    - Michael M. * Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
  6. Making Brad my attorney has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the minute I met Brad, he was completely honest with me. My case settled in just over a year, leaving me with plenty of money to support my family and my well-being. If you are in the unfortunate position of needing a personal injury attorney, you have found the right one.

    - Joe A. * Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
  7. I thank Joe so much for the work he did on our behalf. He enabled us to enjoy the years ahead, which had been looking somewhat dismal. Thanks again, from the heart!

    - Robert I. * Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Speak With One Of Our Attorneys Today About
Your Unique Situation.