Uterine rupture is a potentially devastating complication that almost always
occurs during labor and delivery. Although the consequences of uterine
rupture may be severe and life-threatening to both the mother and the
child, the initial symptoms — including abdominal pain, bleeding
during childbirth and changes in fetal heart monitor tracing — can
be subtle and easily confused with less serious conditions.
In order to provide the appropriate standard of care during delivery, doctors
must follow the rules of differential diagnosis, a process which rules
out most serious conditions. If a doctor ignores symptoms or risk factors
such as prior C-section, other uterine surgery, potential uterine hyperstimulation
from excessive or inappropriate use of pitocin, and a uterine rupture
causes harm to mother or child, medical malpractice may have occurred.
If you or a loved one suffered due to the negligent treatment of uterine
rupture or another catastrophic event during childbirth, it is in your
best interest to discuss your case with an experienced medical malpractice
and birth injury attorney. You deserve honest answers and sound legal guidance.
Did Your Physician Fail To Rule Out Uterine Rupture? We Can Help
The Cleveland medical malpractice and birth injury lawyers of The Lancione
Law Firm, work tirelessly to improve the safety and quality of health
care during pregnancy, labor and delivery in Ohio. We hold negligent physicians
and hospitals to account for injury and loss of life caused by failure
to follow appropriate standards of care.
The team at The Lancione Law Firm has substantial legal experience and
a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements
for victims of medical malpractice and families that have been affected
by birth injury. We invite you to call our Rocky River offices at (440) 571-6862 or
contact us online to schedule an appointment. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients
in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio.