Uterine Rupture Lawyer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PA Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represent Uterine Rupture Victims in Allegheny County, Westmoreland County, Erie County, and Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Uterine rupture injuries are a complication of labor. More specifically, they occur during the delivery phase of birth — and they can put the health of both child and mother at serious risk, with life-changing consequences for the injured. Unlike many other severe medical conditions that can occur during labor, uterine rupture injuries are generally associated with the negligence of a treating healthcare professional. With adequate care and consideration on the part of your treating professionals, a ruptured uterus can be avoided.
Uterine rupture injuries, and other types of birth injuries, may give rise to significant damages brought on the basis of a medical malpractice claim. Have you suffered a uterine rupture injury at a hospital or other medical facility in Pennsylvania? Contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh today to set up a consultation with one of our seasoned medical malpractice attorneys. We handle uterine rupture claims throughout Western PA, including Pittsburgh, Erie, Butler, Cranberry Township, Indiana, and Greensburg. We will evaluate your claims and determine the best way to proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit to secure damages on your behalf.
What Is a Uterine Rupture?
Uterine ruptures occur when the uterine lining (all layers) is torn during the passage of the baby through the uterus during labor. When the uterus ruptures, the pregnant mother can lose significant amounts of blood, which may not only pose a health risk to the mother (i.e., a hemorrhage) but could also deprive the baby of oxygen, which can lead to life-changing brain injury or even death. In particularly severe cases of uterine rupture, the baby may move into the abdomen as opposed to the womb.
Medical Negligence Relating to Uterine Rupture at Hospitals in Erie, PA
Uterine rupture is typically correlated with uterine scarring, which means that this type of injury risk can be identified early by treating physicians who are acting competently, given the circumstances. These scars may be a remnant of previous C-section procedures, or other procedures, or they may simply be natural scarring. In any case, diagnostic images should be obtained prior to delivery to ensure that targeted treatment and close monitoring is performed to minimize the risk of rupture.
If uterine rupture does occur, then treating physicians have options, but they must identify the problem and respond to it in a timely manner. A mere minute can spell the difference between a hypoxia-related brain injury and a safe delivery.
Speak to an Experienced Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney Today for Assistance with Your Pennsylvania Uterine Rupture Claim
If you have experienced a uterine rupture during labor, and either you or your baby suffered injuries as a result, then you may have an actionable medical malpractice claim against the treating healthcare professionals involved in the operation. Pennsylvania medical malpractice claims are often quite challenging to litigate, however, as defendants tend to be aggressive about handling such disputes (to discourage others from pursuing similar claims) and they usually have access to substantial industry resources.
Here at Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our Pittsburgh uterine rupture lawyers have handled medical malpractice claims for several decades. Given our extensive experience with medical malpractice litigation and the complications that typically arise during such disputes, we are no strangers to the difficulties presented by healthcare-professional defendants and the arguments they may employ to avoid or minimize liability in uterine rupture cases.
Interested in having your claims evaluated by a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney? Call (412) 471-4300 or submit an online claim form today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh uterine rupture lawyer at Berger & Lagnese, LLC.