We’ve made many medical advancements that have made giving birth a much safer process. Still, now matter what kind of birth you have, there are risks. This family experienced one first-hand when this Colorado mom had to give birth via emergency cesarean section. The doctors cut her newborn’s face when performing the procedure.
Family Pursuing Legal Action After Doctors Cut Their Baby’s Face During Cesarean
This Colorado family’s joy of bringing their daughter into the world was marred by an accident their doctor made during delivery. Reazjhana Williams planned on delivering her baby, Kyanni, naturally. However, during the labor process, the doctors were suddenly unable to find the baby’s heartbeat. For this reason, they took Reazjhana into surgery immediately to deliver via cesarean section. (1)
“They said our baby made a sudden movement, they couldn’t hear her heartbeat or find it and they took her into an immediate C-section,” said father Damarqus.
When they delivered Kyanni, however, she came out with a huge gash across her face. That cut required the doctors to take her away immediately. They had to use 13 stitches on Kyanni’s tiny little face. Damarqus said the doctors told them that Kyanni’s face was close to the placenta wall, which is how the cut happened.
Naturally, the mother, father, and grandparents were all quite upset over the situation. The fear of seeing the newborn bleeding like that took away from the moment of joy of celebrating this new family member. The family felt rather frustrated by the whole situation.
“To have your granddaughter born to come out to see the plastic surgeon, to get 13 stitches, is devastating, it’s heartbreaking,” said grandfather Walter Williams. “I’ve never heard of anybody having to deal with their baby’s face looking like this after a C-section,”
The family set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a lawyer, but the fundraiser is no longer accepting donations. They were able to raise over $11,000. They wish to explore their legal options so they can hold those responsible accountable for what happened.
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The Safety of C-Sections
Delivering a baby via cesarean, or c-section, is a surgical procedure. It involves making an incision in the abdominal wall and uterus to deliver a baby rather than naturally through the vagina. They are used in emergency situations, but can also be planned depending on certain pregnancy complications. (2)
More women in the United States give birth via c-section than you might realize. In fact, nearly 32% of births in America are c-sections. (3) Often, at least for first c-sections, it is unknown that it is necessary until the mother is already in labor. There are a number of reasons why a doctor might recommend a c-section. These include: