Every year, countless people in Berkshire County and throughout the rest of the U.S. welcome new babies into their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 32 percent of those newborn babies are delivered via cesarean section. Following a C-section, the resulting scar left along a woman’s uterine wall can be at risk of ripping open during subsequent pregnancies, leading to what’s known as a uterine rupture.
After a new mother gives birth, she depends on doctors and nurses in the hospital to provide appropriate care for her newborn baby and for her own recovery. Such care must include careful monitoring of both mother and baby to make sure that both are healthy and properly recovering from the labor and delivery process. In some cases, such as when a caesarean section was performed, a mother might need antibiotics or pain medications administered. In the event that hospital staff in Massachusetts or anywhere else makes a mistake when delivering such medicine, birth injuries can result.