Excessive bleeding during the birth and delivery of an infant can cause serious complications for the mother and in some cases can even lead to death. Losing any more than 500 ml of blood during vaginal delivery or 1000 ml of blood during a caesarean section is considered excessive bleeding, or postpartum hemorrhage. Usually, this occurs within 24 hours of birth, but it can occur within the first day or two after a baby has been delivered.
It is important for medical staff to notice the risk factors of excessive bleeding and to treat them. If postpartum hemorrhage does occur, medical professionals need to respond quickly and accurately in order to prevent further trauma and injury to the mother and infant.
Any time that excessive bleeding occurs during a birth, it is important for parents to get answers. This is especially important if the excessive bleeding has caused a serious or permanent injury. Correct monitoring of a mother and proper responses to bleeding can often help prevent this sort of injury, so in many cases when this injury does occur it does raise questions about whether negligence or recklessness on the part of medical staff has occurred. To get answers, you can always reach the Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your situation.What Leads to Excessive Bleeding in Miami and Florida Births?
Excessive bleeding during the birth and delivery process can occur due to a number of issues:
- DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulopathy). This serious condition can occur during blood loss or another factor. It causes the clotting mechanism of the body to become less effective, which can lead to excessive bleeding.
- An injury or trauma, such as a ruptured placenta, tract tearing, or perforated uterus.
- Lack of good uterine contraction after the birth or lack of good tine in the muscles of the uterus.
- Blood clots in the genital area
- Bleeding disorders
Excessive bleeding can cause dangerously low blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, and many other complications, including:
- Hypovolemic shock.
- Puerperal shock
- Sheehan's syndrome.
The medical malpractice lawyers at the Flaxman Law Group have recovered substantial monetary compensation for injured mothers and other personal injury victims in Miami and across South Florida. If you think you may have a legal claim, it is important to seek legal advice from experienced medical malpractice attorneys. The Flaxman Law Group works with experienced investigators, medical experts, and expert witnesses to help build strong cases on behalf of personal injury victims in Miami and across South Florida. With three conveniently located offices in Homestead, Miami, and Hollywood, the Flaxman Law Group is proud to serve the entire South Florida community with legal advice, legal representation, and advocacy. If you have questions, arrange for a free, no obligation consultation so that you can discuss your situation with a compassionate, experienced legal professional at the Flaxman Law Group. The Flaxman Law Group phone lines are staffed around the clock so that you can always reach someone at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626).