Uterine rupture refers to the tearing of the uterus during labor. When the uterus ruptures, the fetus, placenta and other substances can enter the abdominal cavity. Mothers who have previously had Caesarean section births are at greater risk for uterine rupture when delivering vaginally. Consequently, mothers who choose a vaginal birth after a Caesarean (VBAC) should be informed of the potential risks. Mothers who have had five or more full-term pregnancies or mothers who are carrying multiple fetuses also are at greater risk for uterine rupture. Other potential risks that could lead to uterine rupture include overstimulation of the uterus caused by excessive use of pitocin.
Obstetricians must be aware of the warning signs of uterine rupture and must be prepared to take immediate action in this event. The rupture of the uterus can have devastating, if not fatal consequences to both mother and child. The fetus can suffer hypoxia, anoxia, or death. The mother can suffer extreme blood loss, shock and even die.
If you or your child was injured or killed in the labor or delivery process, and you have reason to believe that negligence was the cause of these birth injuries, you have the right to demand full compensation for your injuries and suffering. We are the New York City law firm of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP. For generations, families have entrusted their medical malpractice cases to our law firm. Our New York uterine rupture birth injury lawyers are dedicated to recovering the money our clients need to rebuild their lives after a terrible loss. Our history of results in settlement and trial stands as testament to our abilities and our devotion.
Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."
The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused neurological damage.
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