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Failure To Perform A Caesarian Section

Many caesarian sections are performed urgently when either the mother or baby is in danger. However, what happens if signs show that a caesarian section is necessary or appropriate but the medical team do not take the required action? Read on to discover your legal rights so that you can decide whether to take any action as a result of your medical teams failure to perform a caesarian section.

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Signs That A Caesarian Section Is Necessary

There are many reasons why a caesarian section might be the safest option for the mother or baby, or both. The most common ones include:

  • The baby is showing signs of distress;
  • The baby is in the breach position;
  • The baby is premature;
  • There are concerns over the health of the mother;
  • Progress of labour is very slow or has stalled;
  • There is bleeding from the placenta - known as placenta abruption;
  • The placenta is low down inside the uterus known as placenta praevia;
  • Your umbilical cord slips down into the birth canal known as cord prolapse;
  • Attempted forceps or instrumental delivery has not worked

When Does Failure To Perform A Caesarian Section Amount To Medical Negligence?

The main reasons that the failure to perform a caesarian section or a delay in perfoming one can amount to medical negligence will include failing to carry out the caesarian section when the signs indicated one was necessary to protect the health of the mother or baby, or both, failure to provide the correct amount of anaesthetic leading to pain or damage to surrounding organs during the surgery. If damage is caused to the mother or baby because of the failure this may well mean that you are within your rights to make a claim for medical negligence. We can advise you free of charge whether a failure to perform a caesarian section has amounted to medical negligence in your case.

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How We Help You

We are always happy to speak to you early after the event to advise you whether you can potentially make a claim for medical negligence (clinical negligence). We have clients across England and Wales, and can put you in touch with expert solicitors in Scotland too. If we cannot help you, we will make no charge for our time as we feel it is part of our duty to provide advice when clients are in need. If we can help you to make a claim for compensation, you will benefit from the following funding options:

  • Conditional Fees ("no win, no fee")
  • Legal Expenses Insurance
  • Private Funding
  • Structured Payment Plans

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