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Placental Abruption Injuries

Washington D.C. Birth Injury Lawyer Serving Clients Nationwide

When problems occur during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, they can affect the mother, the baby, or both. Bringing a new life into the world is both beautiful and incredibly complicated. Sometimes, problems during delivery happen simply because the body and the birthing process are complicated. However, how medical professionals respond to those problems can often mean the difference between life and death.

If you or your baby suffered from a permanent injury after a placental abruption, you should talk to a knowledgeable birth injury attorney. LawMD serves clients in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States.

Call our firm at (888) 695-2963 or contact us online today to request a free consultation.

What Is Placental Abruption?

Placental abruption occurs when the placenta is pulled away from the wall of the uterus before the baby is born. This is extremely dangerous for both the mom-to-be and the baby. When placental abruption occurs, medical professionals should perform an emergency C-section to prevent permanent injury or death to the mom or the baby.

Risks to the Mother

Placental abruption causes an internal hemorrhage for the mom. She is at risk for excessive blood loss, which can lead to death. It’s important for all pregnant women to know the signs of placental abruption:

  • Vaginal bleeding: The amount of blood can be small, and vaginal bleeding doesn’t always happen with placental abruption. However, this is one of the signs.
  • Tenderness or pain in the abdomen: Because placental abruption can lead to shock, stroke, or death, it is important that you are immediately checked by a doctor if you hit your stomach or are involved in a car accident or any similar incident. If there is a mild or severe abruption, medical treatment is necessary.

If an error is made by the medical team, you may be eligible for compensation. You should have your case evaluated by a birth injury lawyer in Washington, D.C.

Placental Abruption Hurts Unborn Children

When placental abruption occurs, it can put an unborn baby in extreme risk, depending on the severity of the abruption. Most cases of placental abruption are medical emergencies and require an emergency C-section. Mild cases require that the mother and baby be monitored. Failure to notice signs of distress in the baby can cause oxygen deprivation. Oxygen deprivation can cause cerebral palsy, stroke, death, or permanent brain damage.

When Is It Medical Negligence?

Placental abruption doesn’t usually occur because of an actual action performed by medical staff. However, if placental abruption occurs and medical professionals ignore the need for intervention or do not follow the current guidelines or diagnosis procedures, medical malpractice or negligence may have occurred.

LawMD Is on Your Side

If you or your baby suffered a permanent injury as a result of an undiagnosed or inappropriately treated placental abruption, LawMD is on your side. We help families just like yours pursue the compensation that they need to care for the permanent injuries that occurred.

Our compassionate birth injury lawyers work directly with our own staff of medical doctors to quickly evaluate your case. In fact, we have attorneys who are also licensed, board-certified physicians.

Call us at (888) 695-2963 to schedule your free consultation. You do not have to go through this alone. We can help.

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