A caesarean section is a surgical procedure, and like any other patient in Chicago who undergoes a surgical procedure, a patient who undergoes a C-section must be closely monitored and carefully treated by medical professionals.
Women who deliver babies via C-section may experience complications during and after these surgical procedures when their doctors and nurses fail to perform the operations correctly. These surgical complications may lead to serious injuries, preventing new mothers from being able to care for their precious newborns.
After giving birth via C-section in an Illinois hospital in 2010, one woman suffered a severe infection that required her to undergo several post C-section surgeries. The woman is now pursuing a lawsuit against the hospital and her doctor. She claims the infection could have been prevented had her doctor performed the C-section correctly.
The woman’s lawsuit claims that her doctor made several mistakes while performing and after performing the common procedure. During and after the surgical procedure, the woman’s doctor had failed to make sure that the patient’s incisions were properly cleaned, irrigated and drained. This surgical error then caused the woman to contract a staph infection. In order to effectively treat the infection, doctors had to perform multiple surgeries shortly after the woman had given birth.
Although all women need a few weeks to recover from giving birth and from having C-sections performed, this woman’s recovery was much longer than what it should have been.
Giving birth is supposed to be a happy occasion. When giving birth becomes a traumatic experience due to hospital negligence or a doctor’s mistake, new mothers have every right to seek compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and additional medical expenses.
Source: The Madison-St. Clair Record, “Anderson and OB clinic sued over post C-section problem,” Andrea Dearden, April 10, 2013