Somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of women who attempt vaginal birth
after C-section (VBAC) have a successful vaginal delivery (as reported
by the Mayo Clinic), however many local hospitals do not routinely offer
vaginal birth after C-section. This is largely due to a lack of resources
to handle an emergency C-section along with the risks should complications
arise during vaginal birth after C-section.
The risk of uterine rupture and other complications during vaginal birth
after C-section often relates to the type of incision performed during
the previous C-section. For example, a T-shaped incision — most
common in unplanned or emergency C-sections — generally makes VBAC
inadvisable, due to high risk of uterine rupture. If doctors fail to take
known risks into account or fail to perform an emergency C-section when
complications arise during VBAC, and mother or child suffers serious injury
as a result, this may form the basis of a medical malpractice claim in
Our Reputation Was Earned With Generations of Successful Outcomes
At The Lancione Law Firm, we are dedicated to improving the safety and
quality of care during childbirth in Ohio. We have over three generations
of attorneys who have substantial experience and a proven record of success
in holding negligent physicians and medical facilities to account for
the harm they cause.
During any investigation into complications of vaginal birth after C-section,
we will work tirelessly to find answers to the many questions that arise, such as:
- Was the mother a good candidate for VBAC?
- Did the doctor watch for signs of uterine rupture?
- Were the doctors and nurses prepared to perform a timely emergency C-section
When the evidence indicates that negligence or preventable medical error
is to blame for serious or fatal injuries sustained during VBAC, our lawyers
have the skill, dedication, experience and resources to pursue monetary
compensation for the victims of birth injuries.
Contact Lancione & Lancione f You Want Answers Today
If you suffered serious injury or the loss of a loved one due to medical
negligence in vaginal birth after C-section, your interests may best be
served by having an honest and informative consultation with an experienced
medical malpractice lawyer.
We invite you to call our Rocky River offices at (440) 571-6862 or
contact us online at any time. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Columbus,
Cincinnati, Akron and Youngstown and throughout Ohio.