There are a number of things that can go wrong before, during and after giving birth to a child. Both the mother and the baby are at risk for complications even in seemingly normal births. One of the most dangerous complications a mother can face is a postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). A postpartum hemorrhage can happen to any mother, and if not diagnosed and treated properly, it can have very serious consequences.
At the San Jose birth injury law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we are experienced in handling all types of medical malpractice cases including those involving hemorrhages during and after childbirth. We fight for maximum compensation for the injuries our clients have sustained as well as wrongful deaths.Postpartum Hemorrhage Cases in Northern California
The moments following the birth of a child are joyful and euphoric for most parents. Unfortunately, a postpartum hemorrhage can quickly turn a happy event into a tragedy. When the mother’s uterus fails to contract following either a vaginal birth or a Cesarean section, the mother can rapidly lose blood. That loss of blood can cause organ damage or even death.
Recognizing and properly treating a postpartum hemorrhage is essential to saving the mother’s life. Mothers should be carefully observed at regular intervals following childbirth. Upon diagnosis, there are a number of treatment options to stop the bleeding and save the mother including:
- Uterine massage,
- Artery ligation,
- Administration of Pitocin, oxytocin or Misoprostal,
- IV Fluids,
- Blood transfusion, and
Not all postpartum hemorrhages are caused by medical malpractice, but if negligence is involved you are entitled to compensation. Our attorneys are skilled in handling cases involving bleeding after birth. We understand the long-term consequences that can occur when prompt treatment is not received, and we strongly advocate for our clients’ right to full compensation for medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one experienced a postpartum hemorrhage that you feel was not diagnosed or treated properly, contact us a (408) 289-1417 to schedule a free consultation. We will go over your legal options and discuss what you can expect from the legal process. Our firm is located in San Jose, California, and we work with clients throughout Santa Clara County and Monterey County.