Malpractice Can Make Uterine Ruptures More Dangerous
Childbirth has several risk factors. One of these is a uterine rupture, or a tearing of the uterine wall. The mother’s physician or other health care professional has a duty to provide a certain standard of care. Deviating from this standard can cause serious birth injuries related to uterine ruptures; it can even lead to death.
At The Lancione Law Firm, we focus on helping the victims of medical negligence. If you or your loved one suffered damages because of a birth injury, we can help you seek compensation. More importantly, we can help you stand up for your rights and bring negligent professionals to justice.
What Is Uterine Rupture?
If the wall of a woman’s uterus tears, it releases the uterus’s contents to the perinatal cavity. This is a type of birth injury called uterine rupture. Severe uterine ruptures can put the life of both mother and baby in jeopardy.
When Does Malpractice Cause Uterine Rupture Injuries?
Injuries and deaths resulting from uterine ruptures do not necessarily indicate labor or delivery malpractice. However, malpractice may be a factor if the doctor or another health professional:
- Failed to recognize the presence of a uterine rupture
- Failed to inform the mother of the rupture
- Did not obtain informed consent for a procedure
- Made an error during delivery or surgery
- Deviated from the standard of care when treating the mother
The Lancione Law Firm can investigate your case to determine whether negligence contributed to a severe birth injury.
Get A Lawyer’s Help After A Dangerous Uterine Rupture
We serve clients in Cleveland and other cities throughout Ohio. If you believe that medical malpractice contributed to a uterine rupture-related injury, seek our legal help. Contact us at 440-571-6862 or send our firm an email.