Abortion Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Abortion is a medical termination of pregnancy that typically is conducted within the first trimester of a pregnancy. Abortions can be performed using medication or by dilating the cervix and using a curette to scrape the uterus. Abortion medication is only effective within nine weeks of pregnancy; however the curette method can be used at any stage.
Abortion Malpractice Lawyers
Our medical malpractice lawyers handle a variety of cases, including those that have to do with the complications of abortion. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers handle many different types of case where women have sustained injuries because of the negligence of a physician. As is the case with every type of surgery, there are certain risks and complications that can occur and in some cases, these issues could have or should have been avoided. If you or someone you know has been harmed from a gynecological procedure, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers handles a variety of personal injury cases, of which, many relate to the complications of abortion. If you would like a free, no obligation consultation, please contact us today for more information. A medical malpractice lawyer will handle personal injury compensation claim settlements and deal with the issues of abortion arising when a physician has not administered proper care or treatment. If you would like to talk to one of our medical malpractice lawyers who deals with negligence issues relating to abortion, please use the contact form on this website or email our offices. We offer free advice with no further obligation in order to protect your legal right to claim compensation for personal injury caused by negligence. There are time limits to medical malpractice lawsuits and you should take legal advice from a specialist medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible after the negligent event that caused your injury.
Medical Malpractice & Abortion
There can be several types of complications that can result from an abortion. One complication is a punctured or perforated bladder. This condition is typically a side effect of another type of complication known as a perforated uterus, which can happen in as many as one in forty procedures or as few as one in four hundred procedures. Fistulas and pain can result, and surgery may be required to repair the bladder and stop urine leakage.
There is also a chance of bowel perforation. If this happens, serious life threatening infections can result from bacteria that leaks into the pelvic or abdominal area. A colostomy may be needed to repair this issue, as well as bowel resections.
Abortions can increase the risk for ectopic pregnancies, as well as impact future pregnancies by increasing the likelihood of bleeding in the first trimester, and decreasing the chance of a normal delivery. The placenta may also have to be manually removed, and the baby may be premature or have a low birth weight.
There is also a chance of infections developing following an abortion, which in some cases can be fatal. These infections occur when bacteria travels into the uterus from the instruments used for the procedure. As many as one in four to as few as one in fifty women can develop infections.
One in every twenty procedures also results in cervical lacerations. If this is not caught, future pregnancies can miscarry, and the ability of the woman to carry to full term decreases because of the weakened cervix.
It should also be noted that women who undergo an abortion also have a six to fifteen percent greater chance of developing placenta previa in pregnancies that are not terminated. This means that the placenta cover the cervix, which prevents a vaginal delivery from being an option. A caesarian section is required, leading to bed rest to prevent bleeding or other serious complications.
There is also a risk that some of the material from the pregnancy will be retained following the abortion. Fetal material or placenta pieces that are left behind may require another surgical procedure to manage infections or to control bleeding.
Rh negative women may also be at a higher risk for complications due to Rh incompatibility. A simple shot of Rhogam can be administered to prevent problems with any future pregnancies, however if this shot is not given, there can be serious complications for future pregnancies, including death of the fetus.
Lastly, a condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation can happen following any pregnancy. This means that the blood does not clot properly, resulting in serious hemorrhaging. Roughly one out of five hundred abortions that take place in the second trimester develop this condition.
Personal Injury Compensation
If you have experienced any type of complication because of the negligence of a medical professional following an abortion, please contact us today. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers can help you with every aspect of your case, and help you receive the compensation you deserve.