My daughter has mild cerebral palsy due to a uterine rupture I had during labor and delivery. I was given Cytotec in 1998 to induce labor, which put me at great risk of having a uterine rupture due to a previous c-section. I did not give them consent to use this off label drug on me, and they did not ask me to sign a consent. They did not advise me of any risks. We both almost lost our lives. They did not recognize all the classic signs of uterine rupture as I begged for an hour for an emergency c-section and told them something was wrong. My daughter went totally outside my uterus and was floating in my abdomen detached from placenta. They delayed in recognizing distress on fetal monitoring strips. OBGYN wouldn't leave work 5 minutes away to come check on me, until end.Still devastasted
Negligence is a key concept of injury liability, and occurs when someone fails to take a reasonable amount of care to avoid injuring others.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional's negligence causes injury to a patient. Incorrect actions and inaction can both be forms of negligence.