While many women in New Orleans are able to successfully deliver subsequent children vaginally after a previous cesarean section delivery, the procedure has risks, and not all women are good candidates for Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC).
The most serious complication from VBAC, uterine rupture, occurs when scar tissue from the previous C-section tears open, and the results can be catastrophic for both baby and mother.
Women rely on experienced health care providers to assess their medical condition and plan for appropriate procedures when it comes to delivering their children. When a doctor makes a mistake in this preliminary work, lives can be changed forever.
VBAC complications from uterine rupture can cause an array of problems affecting your baby, including fetal distress, cerebral palsy, hypoxia and brain injury, paralysis, seizure disorders, developmental delays, and in the worst cases, stillbirth.
For the mother, extreme blood loss and subsequent infections, including sepsis, are common complications from VBAC.
If you or your child has been injured by a doctor’s recommendation to undergo vaginal birth after cesarean section, you may be able to pursue medical malpractice for a birth injury.
The Gertler Law Firm represents families in New Orleans and Louisiana who are dealing with the extremely emotional aftermath of VBAC injuries. Call us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans VBAC and uterine rupture attorney.