Minneapolis Unnecessary C-Section Malpractice Lawsuit
Caesar was not the first Cesarean section delivery. The first one was probably in China around 700 B.C. The first recorded incident of both a mother and her baby surviving a C-section was in Prague, about two thousand years later. That statistic speaks to the extreme danger of a c-section delivery, for both babies and mothers. Fortunately, science has advanced considerably in this area. In fact, in 2000, a Mexican woman performed a C-section on herself with a kitchen knife. Both she and her infant survived.
Although the maternal death date has dropped significantly in this area, C-sections still have significant risks for mothers and babies. These risks include severe maternal bleeding, infant breathing problems, neonatal amniotic fluid embolisms, and a longer and more difficult recovery period,
These risks are even more acute in crash C-sections. Usually, these procedures require substantial preparation. But in the event of a delivery emergency, the medical team must transition from vaginal delivery to surgical delivery in about three or four minutes. The compressed timetable doesn’t only enhance the aforementioned risks, It creates new ones, such as anesthesia issues, instrument sterility issues, and the high possibility of a post-surgical infection.
The diligent Minneapolis unnecessary C-section malpractice lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman never take unnecessary risks. Your injury claim is far too valuable for such an approach. However, we recognize that the easiest path is not always the best one. So, we do not hesitate to take well-calculated risks.
Why Should We Hire a Lawyer?
Simply put, the lasting effects of an unnecessary C-section are expensive, financially and emotionally. So, most families pursue legal actions in these situations to obtain the financial compensation they need and deserve.
After an unnecessary C-section, many mothers need expensive revision surgery. Furthermore, as mentioned, the C-section recovery period is much longer than the vaginal delivery recovery period. That could mean thousands of additional dollars in lost wages and lost economic opportunities.
Furthermore, unneeded surgery often has crippling intangible effects. These effects include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, emotional distress, and loss of consortium (companionship). The doctor’s error, although it was unintentional, caused these things. Therefore, the doctor, or the doctor’s insurance company, should pay compensation for these things.
How Do We Pick the Right Lawyer?
Medical malpractice cases usually require attorneys with both medical and legal expertise. Very few Minneapolis unnecessary C-section malpractice have this necessary combination. Even fewer have the qualities necessary to successfully resolve your legal matter. These qualities include:
- Experience: Only experienced lawyers know all the rules of procedure and evidence. But years of experience, by itself, usually is not enough. Additionally, your lawyer should have substantial trial experience. You do not want a legal representative who always looks for the easy way out.
- Dedication: Medical malpractice claims are extremely complex. Furthermore, since medical insurance companies have considerable resources, they usually fight these claims tooth and nail. Therefore, medical malpractice must not simply be a side hustle for your lawyer.
- Accessibility: To counter the insurance company’s resources, your attorney also needs resources, like a dedicated staff and the wherewithal to build a solid claim for damages. But you should probably avoid a very large law firm. Attorneys at such law factories often delegate most of their work to less-experienced associates or even non-lawyer paralegals.
This successful resolution usually means an out-of-court settlement. These resolutions end cases sooner, so families receive their compensation sooner. Furthermore, out-of-court settlements give victims more control over the outcome.
Reach Out to a Compassionate Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced unnecessary C-section malpractice lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.