Infant C-Section Birth Injuries
Cesarean delivery of a baby, also referred to as a C-section, is the surgical procedure involving incisions made in the abdomen and uterus of a pregnant individual in order to address or avoid pregnancy complications.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,148,692 babies were born by C-section in the U.S. in 2020 alone.2 That’s nearly 32% of all babies born in the U.S. for that year.
When this type of delivery is utilized, C-section birth injuries can occur. The risk naturally grows with the increasing number of C-sections performed. A research study done from January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2000 included a review of 37,110 C-sections, 418 of which resulted in Infant C-Section Birth Injuries.3 The study found that the most common C-section birth injury to newborns was skin laceration; in other words, cuts to newborn babies’ skin. This was followed by cephalohematomas (ruptured blood vessels on an infant’s head), clavicular fractures, brachial plexus injuries, skull fractures, and facial nerve palsy, in descending order of occurrence.
While some Infant C-Section Birth Injuries may result in temporary and/or minor injury, in other cases C-sections birth injuries in infants may result in permanent conditions, such as permanent palsy or irreparable brain damage.4 The majority of cases involving the latter result in legal action in which parents seek a combination of justice and fair compensation to accommodate the needs of their handicapped infant.
Noted attorney Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esquire and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s constant goal is to obtain justice and maximum compensation for parents whose infant has suffered a C-section birth injury.
Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing every client with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm continually handles varied cases that involve infant and maternal birth injuries, medical malpractice negligence, and negligent security, as well as any other provable acts of negligence that have caused catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.
For additional information or to inquire about expert legal representation for a potential birth injury medical malpractice negligence case, including a C-Section Birth Injury Medical Malpractice case, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.