Anytime a baby is delivered prematurely, there are risks. Yet, with some frequency, doctors fail to inform birth mothers just what these risks are. As a direct result, many mothers have subjected themselves to premature cesarean sections (C-sections) that have led directly to long-term injuries. When such scenarios arise, there may be grounds for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
For more than 40 years, the attorneys at Furr & Henshaw have provided legal representation to mothers and their children who have suffered an injury as a result of a premature C-section. We strive to help our clients understand their rights and how to deal with the aftermath of being hurt. We have the resources and knowledge to assess your case and determine the best course of action to obtain compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
When a premature C-section delivery prevents a child’s lungs from developing fully, the child is likely to endure mild to severe pulmonary problems throughout their life. This can include asthma, a disease that causes inflammation and restriction of the airways. If anything can be done to avoid the premature C-section, the doctor should be advising the patient of her options.
Waiting Until 40 Weeks
Unless there are health risks to the mother or unborn baby, it is essential that doctors wait until at least 40 weeks to deliver a baby. The longer the baby is in the womb and able to develop, the less likely he or she is to have developmental problems. When doctors succumb to pressure from the mothers or are conducting premature C-sections for their own convenience, the life and future of the babies are seriously at risk.
Legal Support When You Need It Most
Do not hesitate to enlist the assistance of an experienced attorney if you believe your child has suffered as the result of a premature C-section. From our office in Myrtle Beach (843-213-6737), we serve throughout South Carolina. Call or email us to schedule your free consultation today.