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Uterine Rupture in Pregnancy or During Labor

During childbirth, a woman's uterus sometimes undergoes such strain that it tears in one or more places. Sometimes this happens despite the best efforts of the OB-GYN or doctor. At other times, a ruptured uterus may actually be caused by a physician's negligence.

If you or a woman you love suffered a uterine rupture or any other birth injury that may be linked to medical malpractice, Anderson Law Offices can help. Located in Ohio, our Cleveland uterine rupture lawyers represent clients across the country who have been injured or lost loved ones because of the negligence or wrongdoing of medical professionals. With more than 60 years of combined experience, we have successfully resolved thousands of cases.

Uterine Rupture Caused by Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, some instances of uterine rupture are the fault of obstetricians, surgeons or other medical professionals. If a doctor uses inappropriate instruments during labor or fails to heed the warning signs of an impending rupture, he or she may have committed medical malpractice. Likewise, forcing the mother to push too long, pressing down on her stomach too hard or making an improper cesarean incision can prompt a uterine rupture.

Symptoms and Consequences of a Ruptured Uterus

A few symptoms that may indicate a uterine rupture include:

  • Fetal distress
  • A change in the infant's heart rate
  • A decrease in uterine baseline pressure
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Shock
  • Sudden abdominal pain
  • The infant's presenting head recedes back into the mother's body
  • Loss of uterine contractility

Potential consequences to both mother and baby include:

  • Fetal hypoxia or anoxia (oxygen deprivation)
  • Severe blood loss to the mother
  • Postpartum anemia
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Bladder injuries
  • Infant death
  • Maternal death

Talk To Our Ohio Birth Injury Attorneys

Our Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers represent clients in cases involving uterine rupture and birth injuries in communities throughout Ohio and across the United States. Call Anderson Law Offices at 216-589-0256 or 888-589-0256, or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation.

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