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Uterine Rupture

Our Chicago, IL birth injury lawyers put your best interests first

When a woman’s uterus ruptures during pregnancy or the delivery of a baby, the consequences can be catastrophic for the mother and the child. That’s why it’s critical that medical professionals carefully monitor a woman’s health and take immediate action if they see warning signs that a rupture may occur in the woman’s uterus.

During pregnancy, the fetus develops inside a woman’s uterus. If a tear or rupture occurs in the uterus during pregnancy or during the delivery process, mother and baby could be at risk – and while doctors may have communicated regarding the risk to the mother, they are often not clear about the risks to the baby. Uterine ruptures are often associated with birth injuries.

Figuring out what to do in such situations can be overwhelming. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk with an experienced birth injury lawyer who knows how the legal system works and knows how to get results. That’s why we want to meet with you at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices.

Common birth injury risk factors

Uterine ruptures can occur for many different reasons. Common risk factors include:

Common birth injury warning signs

During childbirth, warning signs may become apparent and require an emergency C-section. Common warning signs include:

  • Severe localized pain
  • Fetal heart rate abnormalities
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • The baby recedes back up the birth canal from a lower position

Common birth injuries

Many uterine ruptures turn out to be “mild” and do not cause serious harm. But some can be extremely serious and have severe complications, including:

  • Brain damage to the baby
  • Fatal injuries to the mother
  • Fatal injuries to the baby

Rely on our birth injury lawyers

The biggest obstacle parents face after such a serious injury or fatality often involves doctors and other medical professionals refusing to admit they did anything wrong. That’s because they realize there’s often thousands or millions of dollars at stake in such cases.

Our law firm has decades of experience handling such complex cases. Our attorneys are also aided in their efforts to seek justice by staff member and registered nurse Margaret Oberts, and by the full medical library we’ve built for our practice.

Using these resources, we provide the comprehensive representation clients need to obtain the full compensation they deserve. Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule your free consultation today.

We can talk by phone; meet with you at our offices in Chicago, Illinois, or Milwaukee, Wisconsin, or travel to meet with you at a more convenient location. You decide.