Investigating Complications With Emergency C-Sections

Approximately one-third of all babies born in the United States are delivered via C-section, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the complications this procedure could avoid, it can still be an extremely risky one for mothers and babies alike — and not all the negative consequences may be understood until after your baby is home from the hospital.

Because emergency C-sections are usually performed when a mother is already in labor, they may be done too late to still be safe. This delay can result in birth injuries to you or your baby.

Rely On An Experienced Team Of Investigators

For decades, attorney John A. Caputo has helped mothers and newborns in the Pittsburgh area seek financial recovery for birth injuries. Through our experience, we have gained an understanding of all the fundamental features that are important to labor and delivery.

We are able to investigate this process by relying on a team of qualified experts from the medical and legal fields. With our combined knowledge and expertise, we can quickly spot unusual aspects of your delivery by using fetal heart rate reports, radiology and blood gas tests.

With these reports, we can spot many abnormalities, including those related to:

  • Contraction patterns
  • Fetal heart rate patterns
  • The progress of labor
  • How much Pitocin or oxytocin was administered
  • The pathology of the placenta and umbilical cord after delivery
  • Weight and size of the baby
  • Complications related to a resuscitation

If you believe that you or your baby may have suffered a birth injury as the result of an emergency C-section, do not wait to seek legal representation. Your child's life is precious, and a birth injury that is left unaddressed could affect them for the rest of their life.

Take Action Today To Protect Your Baby

Free consultations are available now to discuss your concerns with a lawyer. Contact John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., today by calling 412-246-9235 or send a confidential email to schedule your appointment.