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By Burg Simpson
September 28, 2021
4 min read


If your newborn child has suffered from brain damage or a physical injury due to complications from delayed Cesarean delivery, the highly experienced and award-winning birth injury attorneys at Burg Simpson may be able to help. Our medical malpractice team provides a free evaluation to review the details of your case.

If the doctor and the obstetrics team believe that conditions exist that may impede the flow of oxygen to the baby, they will often order an emergency C-section. A Cesarean delivery, or C-section, is a surgical procedure used to deliver a child through incisions in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2019, over 30 percent of all babies delivered in the United States are now performed via C-section.

Emergency C-sections are performed to save the baby’s life, but sometimes the baby is not delivered via this method in a timely manner. If you or your baby were injured due to a delayed C-section, call Burg Simpson now to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Our award-winning attorneys specialize in birth injury cases, and we offer a free consultation to discuss your legal matter.

The Importance of Your Medical Team’s Quick Response

When physicians quickly become aware of adverse conditions that occur during labor and delivery, they can order an emergency C-section to protect the mother and the baby. But, if the medical team is slow to react to signs of distress, the lack of oxygen and blood flow to the baby’s brain may result in a severe birth injury.

Contact Burg Simpson for Help Now

If your baby was delivered via a delayed or emergency C-section and is now suffering from a birth injury, the award-winning medical malpractice attorneys at Burg Simpson may be able to help.

To demonstrate medical malpractice in Colorado, we must prove:

  • Legal duty of care by the physician
  • A violation of duty
  • The breach of the standard of care was a cause of injury to the plaintiff.

Contact the experienced birth injury attorneys at Burg Simpson today for help now. We offer a free consultation to discuss your medical malpractice matter.

About Burg Simpson Shareholder Scott Eldredge

Named shareholder Scott Eldredge skillfully leads Burg Simpson’s Medical Malpractice Department. Mr. Eldredge has been practicing law continuously with the firm since his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1983. His legal practice focuses primarily on complex medical malpractice cases with a particular emphasis on birth injury cases.

Scott Eldredge maintains an active trial practice and appears regularly in state and federal courts throughout the country. An active member in the legal community, Mr. Eldredge is a long-time member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a longstanding member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization comprised of both plaintiff and defense attorneys dedicated to preserving trial by jury. In addition, Scott Eldredge is the current president of the National Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association.

About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a longstanding and nationwide reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our attorneys have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face and defeat formidable adversaries, including big insurance companies, banks, and pharma. As a result, Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.

Contact Burg Simpson for Help Now at 888 895 2080


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