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Speak With a Birth Injury Lawyer: (615) 933-2893

Cesarean sections, or C-sections, have become a common method for delivering babies. Today, according to data from the CDC, roughly one-third of all deliveries in the U.S. are performed via C-section.

Though common, C-sections are still medical procedures that come with risks – both to mothers and babies. As such, medical professionals have obligations to manage those risks reasonably, and to avoid medical mistakes that can result in preventable harm and losses.

Kinnard Law is a nationally recognized civil trial practice that represents birth injury victims throughout Tennessee and the surrounding states. If you or someone you love has suffered from a possible C-section error, our team is available to discuss your potential case, and your options for pursuing the justice and compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us?

  • Certified Civil Trial & Medical Malpractice Specialists
  • Millions Recovered for Clients & Record-Setting Verdicts
  • Personal Attention & Compassionate Representation
  • Rated Among U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” in Medical Malpractice

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C-Section Errors & Victims’ Rights

C-sections have been hailed for avoiding serious injuries and death in high-risk situations, but they are still far from “easy” procedures. Medical professionals who treat mothers and their babies during pregnancy, labor, and delivery must exert considerable caution when C-sections become an option, and they are obligated to uphold the “duty of care” they owe to both mothers and babies.

Given the risks of C-sections, it is critical health care providers abide by acceptable standards of their profession whenever they treat pregnant mothers. Unfortunately, as statistics show, nurses, obstetricians, and other professionals can commit mistakes that come with major consequences.

When Should C-Sections be Performed?

C-sections can be either planned or “elective,” or a measure taken when there are medical emergencies. There are many reasons why a C-section may be planned, but common examples include:

  • Maternal risk factors for delivery complications (i.e. obesity, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy)
  • Multiple babies or large babies
  • Maternal infections which could be transferred to a child
  • A previous C-section or uterine surgery
  • Known complications (abnormal positioning of fetus, umbilical cord problems, etc.)

Medical professionals have a duty to weigh the risks and benefits of planned C-sections carefully, and choose an appropriate means of delivery given the circumstances at hand. In some cases, that may mean an unplanned or emergency C-section, especially in situations involving:

  • Prolonged labor / no progress in delivery
  • Uterine rupture or placental blockage
  • Signs of fetal or maternal distress
  • Umbilical cord entanglement
  • Other complications

When is it Malpractice?

Determining whether you may have a potential medical malpractice claim is a highly fact-specific matter. Generally, malpractice occurs when health care providers fail to act as reasonably skilled medical professionals would be expected to act in the same or similar circumstances.

While that can be a nebulous definition, there are some common examples of C-section errors which may give rise to birth injury lawsuits:

  • Failure to perform a C-section (i.e. medical emergencies during delivery, risk factors missed during pregnancy, etc.)
  • Delayed C-section (failures to monitor fetal heart rate, maternal or fetal distress, prolonged labor and delivery, etc.)
  • Surgical errors (i.e. nicked bladder, surgical instruments left behind, infections, etc.)
  • Maternal injuries (bowel or bladder laceration, organ collapse hemorrhaging)
  • Anesthesia errors or medication errors
  • Trauma, including brachial plexus or
  • Preventable brain damage arising from oxygen deprivation

These and other C-section mistakes can have permanent and profound consequences for victims; ranging from serious traumatic injuries to brain damage, cerebral palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and maternal or fetal death.

Help is Available. Call (615) 933-2893

If you believe a birth injury or death was caused by a medical mistake before, during, or after a C-section or in relation to a natural delivery, it is vital that you seek a personalized case review from lawyers experienced in this field of law. Kinnard Law has spent decades fighting for medical malpractice and birth injury victims across the region, and is available to help you better understand your rights and options.

Call (615) 933-2893 or contact our firm online to request a FREE consultation. We’re available 24/7, and serve clients throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and beyond.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
  • Personal Injury $55 Million
  • Medical Malpractice $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice $15.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice $6.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death $5 Million
  • Golf Cart Accident $4.4 Million
  • Medical Malpractice $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death $3.25 Million
  • Wrongful Death $3 Million
  • Auto Accident $3 Million

Client Testimonials

Helping the Injured Obtain Justice
  • These are the professionals that you want fighting for you and the people you love!

    “The legal team at Kinnard, Clayton and Beverage worked diligently to get my family compensation following a malpractice suit.”

    - Lauren Price Cook
  • Integrity, above and beyond.

    “This Law Firm has proven itself as absolutely professional, goal oriented, kind and compassionate in the past several years during my case.”

    - H.W.
  • In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support.

    “Thank you Randy, Jennifer, and Cynthia so much for not only helping me get through what has been the hardest time of my life, but for always providing grace, trust, and a sense of comfort for what felt like an eternity.”

    - T.H.
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  • Great staff.

    “The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to me, as it was the first lawsuit I have ever been a part of.”

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Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
    Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
    and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
    have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Randall Kinnard has been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • Best of the Bar 2023
    Best of the Bar 2023

    Our attorneys have been named as 2023 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.


Why Choose Kinnard Law

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

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