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Pittsburgh, PA Lawyers for C-Section Injuries

Reputable Medical Malpractice Lawyers Represent C-Section Injury Victims in Pittsburgh, PA

Cesarean sections, or C-sections, can provide a safe—and even life-saving—alternative to natural childbirth when executed properly.  C-sections can be made necessary by complications during pregnancy or childbirth, or because of risk factors identified during the pregnancy.  When a mistake is made in evaluating the need for a C-section or in executing the C-section itself, however, both mother and baby can be put at risk.

At Matzus Law LLC, we have the practical experience and legal expertise needed to successfully represent your interests if you or your child were hurt because of your doctor’s mistake.  We are one of the leading medical malpractice firms in Western Pennsylvania and have a proven track record of getting results for our clients. 

With over 20 years’ experience fighting for injured clients’ rights, our lawyers and staff are ready to get to work today to maximize your financial recovery.  Call or contact us online today to schedule a free case review so that we can help you understand your right to fair compensation for your C-section injuries.

Possible C-Section Injuries and Complications

A C-section is actually an extremely common procedure.  When performed safely, mother and baby emerge without injury.  As with any surgical procedure, however, there are risks to having a C-section.  It is the doctor’s duty to minimize those risks by performing the procedure with skill and competence.

Possible injuries that the fetus may suffer during a C-section include:

In most cases, it is the mother who is at greater risk for a C-section injury if the procedure is performed quickly enough.  Those injuries may include:

Post-surgical infections can quickly become serious—and even fatal—if not identified and treated promptly.  Your medical team is responsible for carefully monitoring for signs of infection and other post-surgical complications once the procedure is complete. 

If you suffered an injury that arose during or after a C-section, or because of failure to perform a C-section when needed, you may have the right to compensation.  Call us today to discuss your options with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

Identifying the Need for a C-Section

It is the doctor’s responsibility to carefully monitor the mother and fetus during pregnancy and labor.  Failure to perform a C-section when indicated is one of the leading causes of C-section injuries. 

A C-section may become necessary because of:

Some C-sections are planned well in advance, while others are executed in an emergency.  Regardless of the scenario, your doctor has the duty to perform the procedure with the skill and competence of a reasonably trained surgeon.  Failure to meet the competence standards set by the medical community is medical negligence.  Recovering compensation in these cases can be complex, but our lawyers are here to help.

We Fight to Get Fair Compensation for Victims of C-Section Injuries

If a doctor or medical professional failed to provide competent medical care during or after the birth, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover all of the costs relating to the C-section injury.  At Matzus Law LLC, our lawyers are recognized experts in the field and can handle even the most complicated C-section injury cases.  We are here to fight for your right to fair compensation so that you can focus on your family.

Your right to fair compensation includes compensation for:

Call Today to Request a Free Consultation with Our Experienced C-Section Injury Lawyers

Having an experienced and respected lawyer by your side is critical in medical malpractice cases.  At Matzus Law LLC, our top-rated lawyers handle every aspect of your case, from finding a medical professional to testify on your behalf to negotiate a fair settlement in your case.  To learn more about how a lawyer can help if you have suffered a C-section injury, call us for a free initial consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions About C-Section Injury Lawsuits in Pittsburgh, PA

FAQ: I was hurt during an emergency C-section. Can I still recover compensation even though it was an emergency?

Doctors and healthcare professionals are trained to act competently even in an emergency. If your doctor makes a mistake during an emergency C-section that another reasonably trained doctor would not have made, it is still malpractice. The fact that the situation was emergent does not relieve the doctor of his or her duty to perform competently to keep you safe.

FAQ: How do I know if my C-section injury was caused by malpractice?

You might not. In some cases, the shocking nature of the injury might make it clear that something went terribly wrong. Usually, the patient might suspect that the mistake was serious, but won’t be sure. At Matzus Law LLC, our lawyers review your medical records and thoroughly investigate to find out what happened. We see these cases often, so know what to look for and what questions to ask.

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