When a mother suffers a uterine rupture before, during or after labor, what should be a joyful occasion for a family can quickly become a life-threatening situation. Unfortunately, many uterine ruptures occur that could have been avoided by attending doctors and other medical professionals living up to their expected standard of care.
The Law Offices of Charles N. Rock represents mothers who have suffered a uterine rupture during labor or delivery as a result of medical malpractice. To schedule a free consultation with New York medical malpractice lawyer Charles Rock, contact us today. You will not pay a fee unless we help you recover restitution.
Factors That Can Cause Uterine Ruptures
There are a number of contributing factors involved in uterine ruptures, including:
- Weak uterus
- Prior cesarean section
- Prior surgery, such as fibroid tumor removal
- Excessive use of drugs to induce labor
The misuse or excessive use of drugs to induce labor is perhaps the most troubling, as it is preventable by physicians and other medical professionals involved in the labor and delivery. When drugs are used to speed up a delivery, the uterus can suffer from hyperstimulation, leading to a hemorrhage that can require a hysterectomy or even lead to the death of the mother on the delivery table.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a uterine rupture as a result of medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your options with our experienced medical malpractice attorney serving Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and throughout New York.