Minneapolis Uterine Rupture Lawyers
This rare condition usually is a possible risk if the mother has a surgical scar after a previous c-section. Other risk factors include extreme trauma, congenital uterine abnormalities, and other prior uterine surgical procedures such as open maternal-fetal surgery and myomectomies. When the weakened uterus spontaneously ruptures (tears), the body expels the developing fetus into the peritoneal cavity (a small space next to the abdominal wall). A radical and immediate c-section is the only possibly effective uterine rupture treatment. Even then, the baby has a high risk of death.
Uterine rupture has few, if any, warning signs. So, a less conservative and more reliable treatment is usually not an option. Given the extreme risk, doctors should use extra caution in these situations. However, they often do not even examine a woman’s surgical scar to better determine risk. Other times, they give into a mother’s request for a vaginal delivery. These pleas are especially common if the mother hasn’t had this experience before. Yet the duty of care requires doctors to put patient health above patient preferences.
Unlike some physicians, the dedicated Minneapolis uterine rupture lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman take our responsibilities very seriously. These responsibilities include hard work, open communication, and zealous representation. We use proven methods to live up to our responsibilities. That’s a commitment we renew every day. Although we pay close attention to details, we never lose sight of the ultimate goal, which is maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
Why Should We Pursue a Birth Injury Case?
Many birth injuries only affect infants. Uterine rupture is one of the few injuries which affect both mothers and babies. Since there are often two victims, it is doubly important to exercise your legal rights in these situations by filing a legal claim.
Birth injury claims, and other injury claims, do not “blame” anyone for the injury. The incident was almost always unintentional. Furthermore, pointing fingers benefits no one, especially at this late stage.
Instead, a birth injury claim holds doctors responsible for their errors. If my son unintentionally breaks my neighbor’s window with a baseball, I should pay for the damage. Likewise, if a doctor makes a medical mistake, the doctor’s insurance company should pay for the damage. Minnesota would be an even better place to live if we all accepted responsibility for our mistakes.
Additionally, to be blunt, families need the financial compensation these claims can provide. The medical bills alone related to an accidental injury often exceed $50,000. Usually, group health insurance companies refuse to pay injury-related costs. So, the victims are often financially responsible for them.
A Minneapolis uterine rupture lawyer promptly connects victims with doctors. Usually, these physicians charge nothing upfront for their professional services.
Furthermore, birth injury survivors deserve compensation, since the injury was not their fault. Noneconomic damages in a birth injury claim usually include compensation for emotional distress and other such items.
What’s the Best Way to Pick a Lawyer?
At first blush, all lawyers seem pretty much alike. But upon closer inspection, some important differences emerge.
Dedication is a good example. Birth injury claims are extremely complex. Furthermore, medical insurance companies usually fight these matters tooth and nail. Therefore, your attorney should not just handle a few medical malpractice matters on the side. Instead, your attorney should be dedicated to this area of law.
Other important qualities in an attorney include experience and size. There truly is no substitute for experience. As for size, your lawyer should have the resources to take on the aforementioned tough opponents. At the same time, if your lawyer’s firm is too large, there’s a good chance the attorney will delegate most of the work to a less-experienced associate or even a non-lawyer paralegal.
Count on a Tough-Minded Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced uterine rupture injury lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. You have a limited amount of time to act.