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Postpartum hemorrhage and malpractice

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

If you are preparing to give birth, you could have several concerns, whether you worry about your child’s well-being or your safety. If you recently gave birth and suffered due to a negligent medical professional, you could have many different challenges to work through, from high levels of physical pain to serious injuries that will disrupt your life and costly medical expenses.

Many things can go wrong during the birthing process, and some mothers suffer as a result of postpartum hemorrhage. In some instances, postpartum hemorrhage is a result of a careless physician.

An overview of postpartum hemorrhage

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, postpartum hemorrhage involves a mother struggling with heavy bleeding following delivery. Physicians can try to manage postpartum hemorrhage by surgically repairing a tear, removing the uterus, packing the uterus or vagina with gauze or tying off a vessel.

Sometimes, mothers lose a considerable amount of blood due to postpartum hemorrhage, and this can result from a medical professional failing to identify a problem, monitor a woman’s condition or swiftly address bleeding. Postpartum hemorrhage can result in a devastating condition and even claim a woman’s life.

Data on postpartum hemorrhage

Statistics show that more women struggled with postpartum bleeding in 2014 when compared to 1993. This unsettling trend shows that procedures to address postpartum hemorrhage went up from 4.3 out of every 10,000 delivery hospitalizations during 1993 to 21.2 during 2014. If you or a family member recently suffered serious postpartum bleeding and you believe that a medical professional’s negligence contributed to the problem, you need to immediately explore your options.