Suing for Uterine Rupture
No mother who has just given birth expects to endure a uterine rupture. In today’s society, you would think that such serious medical conditions would be avoidable and easily treatable. But when you have healthcare providers who fail to notice the signs and symptoms of uterine rupture before it happens, serious injury can occur.
If your uterus ruptured and you believe your healthcare provider’s negligence may be the cause, a birth injury lawyer may be able to help you hold them accountable. Continue reading to learn more about what causes uterine rupture and when filing a personal injury lawsuit may be in your best interests. Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, is available to answer your questions.
What Causes Uterine Rupture
Uterine rupture is often caused by a buildup of pressure in the uterus during labor. The pressure can cause the mother’s uterus to then tear. This is considered an emergency because the risk of the baby passing from the placenta and into the abdomen of the mother. The risk of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and severe blood loss are very high when the uterus ruptures.
Signs and symptoms of uterine rupture could include severe vaginal bleeding, bulging under the pubic bone, pain at the site of a cesarean scar, and recession of the baby’s head into the birth canal.
When Can You File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Uterine Rupture?
The time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a birth injury such as uterine rupture would be if your healthcare provider either failed to diagnose the uterine rupture by ignoring or failing to recognize the signs of the rupture, or failed to properly treat your uterine rupture after the fact. You must discuss the details of your case with your lawyer to learn whether you have grounds for a claim.
Meet with a Kentucky Birth Injury Lawyer
You can take action against your irresponsible healthcare providers by reaching out to a reputable Kentucky birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC. Fill out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page or give us a call at 502-253-9110 when you are ready to schedule a free, no-obligation claim review.