Delayed C-Section

While many women opt for natural delivery over a C-section/Caesarean section, it is up to our medical professionals to understand when a C-section is necessary to deliver a child. When a child or mother is in distress, a doctor's failure to perform an emergency C-section can lead to serious or lifelong injury and, in some cases, death.

If you feel betrayed by a trusted doctor, it is your right and duty to seek compensation. What happened to you isn't fair. No amount of money can bring back the blessed moment — perhaps the life — you expected. But, we can make sure your doctor is held accountable and that the same thing doesn't happen to another family. As a malpractice lawyer with more than a decade of experience, Janet Izzo, at Izzo Law Office, is experienced at bringing birth injury claims in Syracuse and throughout New York.

When Is A Delayed C-Section The Doctor's Fault?

Here are some questions to ask to determine whether you can bring a medical malpractice claim against the delivering doctor:

  • Would another doctor have performed a forced C-section under similar circumstances?
  • Is it standard to perform an emergency C-section under circumstances like yours?
  • Were you, your child or your loved one under distress?
  • Did the doctor fail to assess the mother and child's condition throughout the birth?
  • Should he or she have detected warning signs and acted upon those signs?

We'll investigate your case and determine whether your doctor — or another medical professional/institution — can be held accountable.

Securing Compensation For Your Losses

A delayed C-section can lead to a wide range of complications and injuries, from minor arm injuries or shoulder dystocia/Erb's Palsy to cerebral palsy to death. In some birth injury cases, we may be able to recover compensation through the Neurologically Impaired Infant's Fund (NIIF), a fund set up to pay lifetime medical care costs for newborns with neurological illnesses such as cerebral palsy.

In other cases, the hospital or doctor's malpractice insurance may pay for your damages. Potential costs you can recover include compensation for your medical expenses, payment for current and future therapy (physical, speech and occupational), medication and, in some cases, lost wages. You may also be able to recover compensation for emotional damage, including pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Trust Your Case To An Experienced Attorney

Schedule a free consultation with Izzo Law Office by calling 315-421-1000 or toll free 315-421-1000. You can also fill out our online intake form.

We take delayed C-section birth injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you will not pay our legal fees until and unless we recover compensation for you.