Cesarean Section

A Caesarean section (also spelled various other ways; often abbreviated to C-section) is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother's abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies, or, rarely, to remove a dead fetus. A late-term abortion using Caesarean section procedures is termed a hysterotomy abortion and is very rarely performed. The first modern Caesarean section was performed by German gynecologist Ferdinand Adolf Kehrer in 1881.A Caesarean section is often performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby's or mother's life or health at risk.
Posts about Cesarean Section
  • Nuchal Cord Birth Injury Lawyer

    … cord can become tangled around the child’s neck and pose a serious risk of brain damage or fetal death. This is referred to as a “nuchal cord.” A nuchal cord can and should be detected via ultrasound during the mother’s prenatal checkups. While most instances of a nuchal cord do not result in the need for emergency surgery or cesarean section…

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  • Birth Injuries to the Mother

    …. Ruptured uterus. An improperly performed cesarean section. Serious injuries related to childbirth. Pre-eclampsia, whereby untreated high blood pressure leads to damage to organs in the mother’s body. Since it starts at around the 20th week of pregnancy, it is important that presiding prenatal doctors treat it immediately to avert…

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  • C-Section Complications, Birth Injuries & Medical Malpractice

    … Complications and medical malpractice related to cesarean section delivery. There are millions of dollars awarded by juries every year due to birth injuries caused by medical malpractice, but proving that medical malpractice caused your child’s injury can be a tough legal hurdle. Not all birth injuries are caused by medical malpractice, and bringing…

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  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    … contractions which may lead to tears in the uterus. Uterine scar tissue due to things like fibroids or cancer surgery. Women who have had many previous births, especially if they were done via cesarean section are at a higher risk of experiencing uterine rupture. Abusing drugs such as cocaine can have a detrimental effect on uterine integrity…

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  • Warning Signs of Infant Brain Damage at Birth

    … of the eyes. They suffer from convulsions or seizures. They have clear fluid draining from their ears or nose. They exhibit weakness in their toes and/or fingers. If your child is over a certain age, keep close track of their developmental milestones such as rolling over, sitting up, standing, and speech. Failing to reach these milestones…

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  • Birth Injury Statistics in America

    … in about 8% of women who did not require instrument assistance, 23% of women who had instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries, and 0.6% of cesarean section deliveries from 1994-2000. Rates of birth injuries are statistically lower for Black and Hispanic mothers, and birth injuries in rural areas are 33% higher than they are within urban areas. These…

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  • Pregnant Women Face Unique Issues in Car Accidents

    … are pregnant or not. Call an experienced Jacksonville auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Eric S. Block, PLLC at 904-475-9400 for a free consultation today. References: 1http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/preterm-labor/basics/definition/con-20035359 2http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/esv/esv16/98S9P17.PDF The post Pregnant Women Face Unique Issues in Car Accidents appeared first on . …

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  • Midwife Malpractice

    … that the midwife (who was with the patient) was a student, and did not believe it was his responsibility to supervise her. Even after the obstetrician became aware that circumstances warranted immediate delivery of the baby, it was another hour before he obtained patient consent for a Cesarean section and didn’t notify the anesthesiologist…

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