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) 220-4439 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.