Uterine rupture is a severe and unfortunately common complication that can lead to serious birth injuries. But, is uterine rupture also a complication that is usually the result of medical negligence? Here, I’ll answer this question.
Uterine ruptures are not always the result of medical negligence. But, if a woman has experienced uterine rupture, she may be the victim of medical negligence. Why is that?
Well, failing to warn a pregnant woman about her chances of sustaining a uterine rupture is likely medical negligence. A mother who has previously had a C-section should be informed that the risk of uterine rupture increases with vaginal birth.
Also, failing to adhere to a proper monitoring schedule is likely medical negligence. Doctors and other medical personnel should monitor a mother very closely.
Moreover, failing to diagnose a uterine rupture and failing to perform a timely C-section may be medical negligence. If a uterine rupture occurs during a vaginal delivery, the doctor must move quickly to perform an emergency C-section. If the doctor does not do this, the baby may not receive enough oxygen which may lead to a number of severe, permanent birth injuries.
A failure to monitor, a failure to inform, a delay in diagnosis, or a delay of a C-section, may result in severe, permanent injuries to a mother or her baby.
For a baby, complications from a uterine rupture may include:
- Cerebral palsy,
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE),
- Seizures, and
For a mother, complications from a uterine rupture may include:
- Severe blood loss and shock for the mother,
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus),
Uterine ruptures affect many women and can lead to long-term problems for both a mother and her baby. If a uterine rupture caused complications during your labor, you may have questions about your legal options. If you have not yet started a lawsuit and are contemplating bringing one, I encourage you to contact me today. I can answer your legal questions and would love to talk with you. You can reach me at 410-513-9978 or by email at email@example.com.