Typically occurring during early labor, a Uterine Rupture is a potentially life-threatening event for mother and baby in which the integrity of the myometrial wall is breached.
A uterine rupture occurs when a weakened spot on the uterine wall - very often the site of a previous uterine surgery such as a C-section or fibroid removal - tears due to the strain put on it during labor and delivery.
In an incomplete rupture, the peritoneum remains intact but in a complete rupture the content of the uterus may spill into the peritoneal cavity.
Studies suggest that in women with two or more prior cesareans, the rate of rupture rises as high as 3.9 percent.
Ross Feller Casey attorneys have successfully handled cases involving Uterine Rupture and nearly all other birth-related injuries, and stand out as the recognized legal experts for such cases.
Ross Feller Casey has a team of leading doctors right on staff to help handle all birth injury cases, including Uterine Rupture lawsuits.
The firm handles cases on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery in your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered Uterine Rupture or another Birth Injury, one of our attorneys can assist you in determining if you have a case. Ross Feller Casey offers a free case evaluation.
You may still be able to investigate a potential claim even if the injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.
Please contact our office to arrange a consultation.