Philadelphia Law Firm: Premature Rupture of Fetal Membrane
Often referred to as a mother's water breaking too early, premature rupture of the fetal membrane is a crucial factor leading to fetal distress and other complications before labor or the end of the third trimester. Without the sterile protective amniotic fluid, an unborn baby is prone to bacterial infections, loss of nutrients, premature birth, and other complications.
The birth injury attorneys at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., are skilled personal injury advocates serving clients throughout Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey in medical malpractice cases. Contact us today regarding the birth injuries or death, including the premature rupture of fetal membrane.
The Complications of Premature Rupture of Membrane (PROM)
Time is critical in any type of birth injury. With premature rupture of fetal membrane (PROM) cases, it is important that mothers contact an OB/GYN or get to an emergency room immediately when anything out of the ordinary happens to avoid such complications as:
- Umbilical cord prolapsed
- Inflammation of the fetal membrane (chorioamnionitis)
- Infections in the mother or baby
- Premature babies
- Death of the fetus
While PROM can occur naturally, it can also be triggered by frequent, and often unnecessary, cervical exams by doctors late in a pregnancy. Infections can result from examinations after a rupture or during restricted bed rest in the hospital which also contribute to fetal distress and C-sections.
If the premature rupture of the fetal membrane or negligence by a doctor in monitoring complications resulted in injury to you or your baby, contact our offices in Pennsylvania to speak with a respected and compassionate medical malpractice lawyer at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman.
Our guarantee: You will be charged no fees and pay no costs until we are able to secure a settlement or trial judgment in your case.
For more information about recovering damages for obstetrical malpractice, please see our Birth Injury Information Center.