Practice Area:Medical Malpractice
Description:A 29 year old woman presents to the hospital for delivery of her second child, the labor was protracted as the baby was in a breech position. Ultimately, the baby was born by vaginal delivery. The uterus was inspected post-delivery, but a significant uterine laceration was not appreciated. Over a period of hours, while hospitalized in a post-natal floor the mother essentially bled to death. By the time the bleed was finally appreciated and emergent surgery was performed, the mother tragically went into multi-system organ failure from hypervolemia. She languished on life support for several days prior to her death, leaving behind her newly born son, her 10 year old daughter and her husband.