Postpartum Hemorrhage

Houston Hemorrhage Attorney

Post-partum hemorrhage means a significant loss of blood following labor and delivery. To effectively treat post-partum 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.

Houston hemorrhage 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.

If you are a mother who has been injured due to a doctor's failure to diagnose or treat post-partum 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 firm to schedule a no-cost consultation.

Causes of Post-Partum Hemorrhage

There are many potential causes of post-partum hemorrhage:

  • Uterine atony
  • Abnormal labor
  • C-section
  • Multiple gestation
  • Failure to deliver entire placenta
  • Trauma during delivery

Doctors should assess each woman's risk for post-partum hemorrhage during pregnancy. If a woman has an increased risk, certain precautions should be taken before labor and delivery. Similarly, following labor and delivery, the mother should be carefully monitored for signs of post-partum hemorrhage. Serious post-partum hemorrhage can lead to stroke, organ failure, kidney failure and other serious medical conditions. If you 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 medical malpractice attorney about your legal options.

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