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Premature Rupture Of Membranes

When your water breaks at any time before the 37th week of pregnancy, premature rupture of fetal membranes occurs. While premature rupture of membranes (PROM) only occurs in roughly three percent of pregnancies, it is the cause of approximately one-third of all preterm deliveries. Prompt treatment of premature rupture of membranes is essential in order to prevent serious, life-threatening consequences, such as:

  • Neonatal sepsis (infection)
  • Placental abruption
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Interruption of blood flow to the fetus, resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy

The proper standard of care is to immediately hospitalize the mother in cases of premature rupture of membranes and place the baby on monitoring equipment. In some cases, amniotic infusion may be required. Depending on the what stage of pregnancy the mother is in at which premature rupture of membranes occurs, it may be necessary to deliver the baby preterm by Cesarean section. In these cases, corticosteroids should be administered prior to delivery in order to minimize the risk of neonatal complications like respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).

If you or a loved one suffered a premature rupture of membranes and feel you did not receive the proper care at a hospital or other medical facility in Ohio, your best interests may be served by consulting an experienced medical malpractice and birth injury lawyer that can answer your questions and advise you of your rights and options.

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The Cleveland medical malpractice and birth injury attorneys of The Lancione Law Firm, are committed to improving the quality of prenatal health care in Ohio by holding negligent physicians and hospitals accountable for the harm they cause by failing to diagnose and treat serious conditions like premature rupture of membranes.

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 440-331-6100 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.

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Birth Trauma
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Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Fetal Distress During Labor
Infection
Midwife Error
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Oxygen Deficiency
Placental Abruption
Pre-eclampsia
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
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Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
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Premature Birth
PROM And PPROM
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
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Errors In Inducing Labor/Pitocin Errors
Fetal Monitoring During Labor
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
Injuries From Delayed Birth
Umbilical Cord Complications
Breech Birth
Brachial Plexus Injury
Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia
Cerebral Palsy
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Infant Seizures
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Untreated Jaundice
Stillbirth
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Delayed C-Section
Emergency C-Section
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Wrongful Death
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhage
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

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