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Personal injury a risk of C-sections

The birthing process is not easy for everyone. Some mothers and their unborn children in Arizona and elsewhere depend on medical interventions in order to survive. While there is a lot of good that comes through advances in medicine, there is risk involved in everything. C-sections, though sometimes necessary, certainly come with the risk of experiencing personal injury.

There are women who, for medical reasons, need to have C-sections. Without this surgery they, or their unborn children, could experience a number of complications or even death. There are others who choose to have this surgery for their own personal reasons; however, more doctors are turning away from performing elected C-sections.

A C-section is a major surgery, and the recovery time is often greater than what is expected for those women who are able to give birth vaginally. Common risks associated with this type of surgery include breathing problems, excessive bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia and blood clots -- among others. While many of these complications are explained before the procedure is performed, other errors by medical staff either during or after the surgery do sometimes occur which are certainly unexpected and can have serious, if not fatal, results.

Bringing a baby into the world is supposed to be a special time, but unfortunately, some mothers and/or their babies are the victims of medical negligence. In such cases, personal injury and medical malpractice claims may be filed against those believed responsible. These types of claims may be filed in an Arizona civil court. With legal assistance, compensation for any damages sustained may be achieved through litigation or out-of-court negotiations and settlements.

Source: mayoclinic.org, "C-section Risks", Accessed on May 8, 2016

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