Whether a woman is having a first child or she has already had several children, she is putting her health at risk to deliver a child. Though most births leave the mother unharmed, there are potential medical errors that can cause catastrophic, even fatal, birth injuries to an expectant or delivering mother. At Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP, we routinely represent the victims of birth trauma as well as the families of birth trauma victims in actions against negligent medical professionals.
Throughout prenatal care and into the delivery room, considerations of your health and the health of your baby must be first and foremost. Unfortunately many doctors make decisions that lead to birth injuries to an expectant mother. Birth trauma to a delivering mother can lead to life-altering, even fatal injuries. When your family is affected by medical negligence, you need attorneys who will advocate for your rights and security.
Our attorneys are skilled in identifying the erroneous decisions and negligent actions that lead to catastrophic and sometimes deadly birth trauma. The following is a sample of the birth trauma injuries to delivering mothers our office has handled in the past:
- Ruptured uterus: a ruptured uterus may be caused by an overdose of Pitocin or Cytotech, drugs used to induce labor. An overdose may cause the uterus to rupture as the result of violent contractions.
- Fourth degree laceration (episiotomy): A fourth degree laceration severs the rectum and may lead to infection, incontinence, and other difficulties. Corrective surgery may never offer 100% recovery.
- Bladder and other organ nicks: An accidental nick of the bladder or other organ may lead to a dangerous sepsis infection.
At the initiation of your case we will fully investigate the injury to identify every responsible party. We will collect relevant medical documentation, contact witnesses, consult with experts, and meticulously prepare your case for trial. While we are highly skilled in complex negotiations, we are also prepared to take any case to trial. If you or a loved one has suffered a birth trauma, our attorneys will assert your rights and seek to recover maximum compensation for your losses. Please contact us for a free consultation regarding your case and claim.
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