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Uterine rupture

Uterine rupture is a complication of pregnancy that can be life-threatening to the mother and the baby. Uterine rupture is a separation or rupture of the uterine wall and the overlying tissue. Uterine rupture is associated with clinically significant uterine bleeding; fetal distress; expulsion or protrusion of the baby, placenta, or both into the abdominal cavity; and the need for prompt cesarean delivery, uterine repair, or hysterectomy.

Uterine rupture is a known risk in a VBAC delivery (“vaginal birth after cesarean”) delivery. The scar from a prior cesarean section may rupture allowing the baby, the placenta or the umbilical cord to be expelled out of the uterus into the abdominal cavity.

Cytotec (Misoprostol) is a drug frequently used by doctors and hospitals in and “off-label” use to induce labor. Cytotec is associated with uterine rupture, particularly those who have a uterine scar such as in the case of a VBAC delivery.

When a child has suffered an injury related to prenatal care, labor or delivery, it is understandable for the parents to have questions about the injury, their legal rights and the legal rights of the child.  We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what has happened to your child and about your legal rights.  Consultations are free – there is no obligation to call and talk with one of our attorneys.  Contact Us if we can help you.

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