San Diego County Leads California In Rate of C-Sections Performed

San Diego County Leads California In Rate of C-Sections Performed

A recent survey found that San Diego County has the highest rate of C-sections in urban counties in the state of California. At a rate of nearly 33%, the number of C-Sections performed is far higher than what federal health officials say it should be. The concern is that C-sections carry much greater risks of complications, including infections and lacerations, than do vaginal births.

However, many times C-sections are necessary, and the failure to perform one may constitute medical negligence.

Situations which warrant a C-section include where a child is very large, where the mother is experiencing complications, and where the baby is in the wrong – such as breech –position. In these instances, it is imperative that doctor, nurses and other hospital staff take immediate action to prevent potential birth injuries from occurring. Often times, the best option is to perform an emergency C-Section.

If you have questions it's best to consult with your physician. Further if you believe that you or your child suffered harm as the result of any type of delivery error, please contact the dedicated San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.


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