Postpartum hemorrhage means a significant loss of blood following labor and delivery. To effectively treat postpartum hemorrhage, doctors must determine why the bleeding is occurring. At this stage, it is critical to work quickly to stop the blood loss and subsequent injury to the mother. Attorney Hartley Hampton has more than 35 years of experience representing mothers and babies who have been injured due to medical malpractice. He works closely with medical experts to determine the cause of the blood loss. When you trust your case to our medical malpractice law firm, you can be confident knowing you will have a caring and compassionate advocate on your side.
Causes of Postpartum Hemorrhage
There are many potential causes of postpartum hemorrhage:
- Uterine atony
- Abnormal labor
- Multiple gestation
- Failure to deliver entire placenta
- Trauma during delivery
Doctors should assess each woman's risk for postpartum hemorrhage during pregnancy. If a woman has an increased risk, certain precautions should be taken before labor. Similarly, following labor and delivery, the mother should be carefully monitored for signs of postpartum hemorrhage. Serious postpartum hemorrhage can lead to stroke, organ failure, kidney failure and other serious medical conditions. If you or your loved one suffered significant blood loss following labor and delivery, and your health care providers failed to treat the condition or administer a blood transfusion, you should talk to a Houston medical malpractice attorney about your legal options. Hampton & King is here to help.
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If you are a mother who has been injured due to a doctor's failure to diagnose or treat postpartum hemorrhage—or if you have lost a loved one due to a medical mistake—we urge you to contact a Texas birth injury lawyer at our law firm to schedule a no-cost consultation. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay us a dime unless we are able to successfully recover on your behalf!
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