Cesarean Section Emergency
It can be horrifying when a pregnant woman is in an accident that causes her to have to have an emergency cesarean section. There is a lot of fear regarding the well-being of the baby and the mother. Then there is the fact the baby may be born prematurely in an effort to save his or her life. Premature birth can result in long-term care for the infant. This care can take months and is very expensive.
Another aspect of emergency cesarean sections due to accidents is that the baby can suffer long-term health problems. If an injury was sustained in the womb, this could be grounds for years of surgeries. The list could go on and on. That is why you need to contact a Minneapolis personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so that those who caused the accident that led to the C-section can be held responsible.
There are a number of accident types that can lead to an emergency C-section. Slip-and-fall accidents can cause placental abruption. If the mother is shopping in a department store and she slips and falls or she trips over an obstacle that has not been removed by the store staff, the store is responsible and can be financially responsible for the medical care required by the mother and the baby.
In the case of a car accident, bodily harm can be inflicted upon the mother, the fetus and the organs of both because of the impact of the accident. Even if the fetus is not directly impacted, maternal trauma can lead to an emergency C-section. The mother could lose fluid, experience a great deal of stress on the body, or go into shock. Any diagnostic testing or treatments could even have an impact on the fetus and require the C-section to be done.
Filing Your Lawsuit
If you had to have an emergency C-section due to an accident that was caused by someone’s negligence, you can hold the person at fault financially accountable. Chances are, your emergency C-section caused a great deal of grief. Your birth plan was ruined, and you acquired high medical bills for yourself and the baby. The baby may even require long-term care as a result of premature delivery or injuries. You can talk to your Minneapolis personal injury attorney about what happened and the damages that were done to you so the person responsible can pay for those financial damages.
Contact A Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney
If you had to have an emergency cesarean section because of an accident that someone else caused, you may have a case against them. This is a situation that can cause a great deal of anguish. It interferes with your birth plan, causes you to have to have a C-section when you wanted to have a natural birth, and so much more. We understand how difficult this is for you and we want to help. Call us at 612-349-5215 for a free consultation.