Medical Malpractice Lawyers Markham
Neinsteins’ medical malpractice lawyers can represent Markham residents who suspect they were victims of medical malpractice.
When mothers give birth, vaginal delivery is the typical method of delivery. This is a natural method where expecting mothers wait until their cervix dilates, which is when it becomes soft and opens up, by 10 centimetres.
Once this occurs, mothers will be told by their healthcare provider, whether it’s a doctor or a doula, to push the baby out. If all goes well, after a few hours you’ll be able to hold your new baby.
But everything doesn’t always go according to plan. In some scenarios, doctors may decide to perform a Caesarean section, otherwise known as a C-section. While a C-section may be necessary to prevent injuries to the mother or the newborn, recent research shows the procedure comes with its own set of hazards and risks.
Babies born through a C-section may face an increased risk of developing chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes and obesity, according to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal. While it’s unable to prove whether this type of surgery causes these issues later on in a person’s life, the study’s results may be a cause for concern.
There’s been a rising rate of C-sections around the world, including in Canada. The World Health Organization set a limit for C-section deliveries which should be between ten to 15 per cent of all deliveries, but many nations, including Australia, Italy and the United States conduct C-sections more than double the recommended limit.
In Ontario, the C-section rate in 2012 was 27.2 per cent, which rose from 18.7 per cent in 1997, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The Markham Stouffville Hospital had a C-section rate of 29 per cent before the department focused on reducing its rate, according to CBC News.
Some mothers may be advised to deliver by C-section, if they did so in the past, and mothers may also request the procedure, but research continues into the long-term consequences, if there are any, related to C-sections.
Both the mother and the newborn are in vulnerable position while giving birth, which could lead to serious health consequences in their future. A medical malpractice lawyer can work on your behalf to ensure your family receives the compensation needed to help care for your loved ones.
The right medical malpractice lawyer will have years of experience, but they will also be compassionate towards your situation. Neinstein’s medical malpractice lawyers are renown for their legal knowledge and they treat each case as if it was for a family member. Our medical malpractice lawyers want victims to have the best legal representation possible, while ensuring they’re being well cared for.
If you’re unsure of how to handle your situation, contact one of our medical malpractice lawyers for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation. Our medical malpractice lawyers are always happy to help you assess your situation and figure out possible next steps. You want one of our medical malpractice lawyers by your side as you figure out your situation.
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