Why a New York Uterine Rupture May be an Emergency But Not a Surprise

Your pregnancy was going as planned and you were eagerly awaiting the birth of your child. Then the unthinkable happened. Your uterus ruptured and suddenly your life, and that of your child, was endangered. For some families, a uterus rupture does not have a happy ending. A child may suffer a permanent birth injury, or the mother or child may lose their lives.

Are You at Risk of Uterine Rupture?

In many cases a uterine rupture may be predictable.

Specifically, a woman may be at an increased risk of suffering a uterine rupture if:
  • A previous uterine surgery, including a C-Section, was performed.
  • She has had several full-term pregnancies in the past.
  • She has delivered multiples (i.e. twins, triplets, etc.).
  • The baby is in a bad position.
  • She takes labor inducing drugs such as Pitocin.

Additionally, a uterus rupture may have occurred if:
  • The mother experiences significant abdominal pain.
  • The baby's heart rate becomes abnormal.
  • There is significant vaginal bleeding during labor (but before delivery).

Careful and consistent maternal and fetal monitoring is important if a woman is at risk of suffering a uterine rupture.

Contact a New York birth injury attorney if your child has been hurt.

If that monitoring does not take place, if the monitoring is not properly interpreted, or if proper treatment is not performed, then a serious birth injury could result.

When it is your child who has been injured due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse or hospital, you understandably have questions. Our experienced New York birth injury lawyers want to answer those questions for you and help your family get any damages to which you may be legally entitled.

Please contact us today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 or via our online contact form for a free consultation.