Failure To Diagnose Fetal Distress

Two causes of fetal distress and birth injuries are uterine rupture and placental abruption.

  • Uterine rupture is life-threatening for both the mother and the baby. It involves a breach of the myometrial wall. In an incomplete rupture, the peritoneum — the tissue that lines the abdominal and pelvic cavities — remains intact. In a complete rupture, it does not, allowing contents of the uterus to spill out into the body.
  • Placental abruption can also lead to severe birth injuries. It involves the separation of the placental lining from the mother's uterus. It can lead to serious bleeding.

With an on-staff legal nurse consultant and decades of experience, the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., has the knowledge and skill to handle these complex birth injury cases.

Did Doctors Fail To Monitor Properly?

In many cases, our review of these cases finds that uterine rupture or placental abruption could have been dealt with, if not avoided. Tools are available to prevent this. We frequently discover that either the tools were not used or they were not used properly. Perhaps the monitoring equipment clearly revealed these problems, but nurses and doctors did not react appropriately. Our attorneys are committed to holding them accountable.

In Phoenix and throughout Arizona, parents turn to us after learning that their children have suffered birth injuries related to uterine rupture and placental abruption. They know that we will use all our might to get them the compensation they need to give their children a good life, while simultaneously working to prevent these tragedies from happening again.

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