Our medical malpractice lawyers resolved a birth injury case, in a confidential amount, on behalf of the parents of a 2-day-old infant who died after his mother’s uterus had ruptured during labor. The mother was admitted to the hospital with contractions but was sent home several hours later because the nurses felt she was not progressing. Once home, she began to experience severe abdominal pain.
By the time doctors realized that the infant was outside the uterus in the abdominal cavity, an emergency cesarean section was unsuccessful in delivering the baby before it suffered severe compromise. The child died two days later. Our attorneys demonstrated that the mother should never have been sent home from the hospital and that had she been monitored properly, her impending uterine rupture would have been recognized and a timely C-section would have been performed. Our clients’ claim sought damages for the wrongful death of their daughter as well as the mother’s personal injuries.