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What Are Common Types of Birth Injuries to Mothers?

Birth injuries can have serious adverse effects for mothers and their children. In extreme cases, these injuries may result in death. In this article, our Chicago birth injury lawyers discuss a few common types of birth injuries mothers may experience.

Uterine Rupture

A uterine rupture is a serious, life-threatening complication that may occur during pregnancy and labor. It occurs when there is a tear in the uterus. When this happens, the baby and/or the placenta may be pushed into the mother’s abdomen. Uterine rupture requires emergency response, or serious injury or death may occur.

Uterine rupture can lead to:

Complications From Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is caused by high blood pressure during pregnancy. However, in order to be diagnosed as preeclampsia, certain factors must exist, including:

  • Systolic blood pressure measurement of 140 mm Hg or more or diastolic blood pressure of 90 mm Hg or more on two occasions at least 4 hours apart after 20 weeks of gestation in a woman with a previously normal blood pressure, or
  • Systolic blood pressure of 160 mm Hg or more or diastolic blood pressure of 110 mm Hg or more; and
  • Protein measurements of greater than 1+ or 300 mg per 24 hours must be present in urine samples

Mothers with preeclampsia are at higher risk for complications. If preeclampsia is not diagnosed or treated properly, serious injury or death may result. Expectant mothers with preeclampsia are at risk for:

  • Eclampsia (seizures)
  • Stroke
  • Severe bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Placental abruption

Complications From Cesarean Section

Cesarean sections may be planned or unplanned. Complications during delivery may result in the necessity of an emergency cesarean section. If an emergency cesarean is delayed or failed to be performed, serious injuries or death to the fetus and/or mother may occur.

Cesarean section injuries may include, but are not limited to:

Discuss Your Injury With Our Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers

Birth injuries may have long-lasting or permanent physical and mental effects. If you have suffered an injury during labor or delivery and you believe it resulted from medical negligence, you may have a viable birth injury claim and may be able to recover compensation for damages.

Consider speaking to our Chicago birth injury lawyers about your situation. Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. represents families nationwide, and has offices located conveniently around the country. Set up a free consultation to discuss your situation. You can call us at (877) 262-9767 or fill out our online contact form.

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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