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There is no question that the number of Cesarean deliveries has soared in recent years, accounting for one-third of all U.S. births in 2012 according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. pregnant1

That represents a huge increase from a rate of just 4.5 percent in 1965, though it has leveled off in the last couple years. Florida’s c-section rate is between 35 and 40 percent, the CDC reports.

While our Broward birth injury lawyers recognize that every surgery carries a possible risk of complications or infection, one of the ways that a higher c-section rate has helped is by reducing the chance that the baby will be harmed in the course of an extremely long labor or difficult birth.