Hyper-stimulation of the uterus leading to rupture – £25,000 (mother) and £170,000 (daughter)

Mrs Stephen’s labour was slow to progress, Syntocinon was given and Mrs Stephen’s contractions began to increase far rapidly. Eventually her uterus and bladder ruptured and an emergency Caesarean section had to be performed. The baby suffered brain damage.

We pursued a claim for Mrs Stephens and her daughter on the basis that uterine contractions were not properly monitored while Syntocinon was being administered and this directly led to over stimulation of the uterus eventually causing rupture and serious injury to both mother and child. Sadly Mrs Stephens’s daughter died at the age of 6 as a result of her brain injury.

Posted in Birth injury to mothers,Uterine Rupture