A Uterine Rupture Puts The Mother And Child In Serious Danger
A uterine rupture is a tear in the uterus that puts the child and mother in immediate danger. If the delivery room staff does not take prompt action to prevent a uterine tear or to perform an emergency cesarean section when one occurs, it may be a case of medical malpractice.
At The Lawrence Firm, PSC, we handle a broad range of birth injury cases, including those in which the mother or child has suffered due to a uterine rupture. We take cases for clients in and around the regions of our offices in Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you explore your legal options and to pursue fair and just compensation for the losses you have suffered.
The Dangers Of Uterine Ruptures
When the uterine wall tears, the fetus may protrude from the uterus or be expelled from it, putting the child at risk of birth injuries, often from a lack of oxygen or blood. Doctors must be diligent in monitoring mother and child for warning signs of uterine rupture, which include irregularities in fetal heart rate, vaginal bleeding, stomach pain in the mother, and irregular or excessive contractions.
While uterine ruptures can occur during any birth, certain women are at higher risk of suffering these injuries. Risk factors include prior C-sections, uterine scars and carrying large or multiple fetuses.
Our attorneys thoroughly investigate birth injury cases to determine if obstetricians and other medical staff members were negligent in their duties. We are committed to helping our clients obtain fair and just compensation for injuries and other losses due to delivery room malpractice.
Contact An Experienced Birth Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a birth injury, our lawyers are here to help you pursue compensation for your losses. Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a free consultation.