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Risk for uterine rupture ignored in high-risk birth – $939,000 Verdict (access required)

In March of 1997, the plaintiff went into labor after having had a child earlier by cesarean section. Such patients are at risk for uterine rupture. Labor was managed by a nurse midwife employed by the defendant. The midwife was required to co-manage the plaintiff’s labor with an obstetrician because the plaintiff was considered a ...