When a delivery is not going as planned, a doctor has to make sure that they are doing all they can to protect the mother and child.
If a baby is not progressing well through a vaginal delivery, a doctor has to make a call as to what to do next. This includes watching the fetal heart monitor to see if the baby is in distress.
Waiting too long to order a C-section can mean the difference between life and death for a child.
Add to this injuries such as brain damage can occur if an emergency C-section is not ordered in time.
Once it is determined that a C-section is needed, doctors should not wait more than 30 minutes before performing the procedure.
Waiting longer than this can expose the baby to devastating injuries.
If you are reading this an wondering whether your baby’s brain injury was the result of your doctor waiting too long to perform a caesarian section, this is what we invite you to do. If this happened in Maryland, pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time regarding Maryland medical malpractice law and we would be happy to listen to your story.