In March 2010 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened a meeting to discuss the recommendations that should be provided to obstetricians regarding vaginal births after C-Sections (VBAC). According to the NIH, Caesarean sections are at an all time high. Some doctors believe that this is because C-sections are more lucrative and doctors have serious birth injury malpractice concerns about allowing a woman to delivery vaginally after a C-section.
C-Sections are Not Always Safer Than VBACs
However, it is important for patients and doctors to remember that C-sections also present serious risks, the potential for medical malpractice, and birth injuries. Virginia patients and patients from around the United States should be aware that the following serious complications can arise for the baby if a doctor does not exercise reasonable care during a C-Section:
- Higher risk of infection;
- Respiratory difficulties for the baby;
- Broken Bones; and
- Nerve Damage.
The Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. birth injury lawyers of Shevlin Smith understand that you did everything that you could to bring your child into the world safely. While not all birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice, our firm will investigate the cause of your child’s birth injury and pursue appropriate action against responsible doctors. Call a Virginia birth accident lawyer today at (703) 721-4233 for a free and confidential consultation if your child was injured during birth.