British Columbia C-Section and Birth Injury Representation
Women who have had a Caesarean section with a prior delivery are at increased risk for a life-threatening obstetrical complication — uterine rupture. A uterine rupture puts the life and health of both mother and baby at risk. Expectant mothers require both a full understanding of the risks associated with a VBAC (vaginal birth after Caesarean) and careful monitoring during labour and delivery to ensure that this potentially devastating complication is avoided or the damage minimized.
At Pacific Medical Law, we help people in many Canadian provinces to recover compensation for injuries suffered due to negligence of doctors, nurses and other medical personnel. We have extensive experience and legal knowledge regarding birth injuries and understand the complex issues involved with these birth injury cases.
Vancouver Birth Injury Lawyers
A uterine rupture may occur during delivery for many reasons. If a woman with a prior Caesarean delivery attempts a vaginal birth or is given labour-inducing medication, there is an increased risk of a rupture. There may be warning signs of an impending uterine rupture. These signs may include severe local pain, vaginal bleeding and fetal heart rate abnormalities.
The failure to respond to these signs immediately could result in complications, including brain damage to the baby and physical injuries to the mother and baby.