Placental Abruption Medical Malpractice
Medical error during an emergency c-section can cause catastrophic birth injuries leading to cerebral palsy or other serious condition. We have helped families in Luzerne, Lackawanna and surrounding counties recover over $40,000,000 for victims of birth injury medical malpractice or other medical negligence. If you experience a placental abruption that causes physical and mental damage to you or your child and your doctor did not warn you about the possible risks, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Experienced Placental Abruption Lawyers
About 1% of pregnant women will experience placental abruption. Prior to the birth of a child, the placenta may separate from the uterus. The placental separation can be total or partial. This may result in a deprivation of oxygen to the infant placing the infant at risk for conditions and injuries which can last a lifetime. Placental abruption can even cause the death of the infant.
If diagnosed and treated properly, sometimes the consequences of placental abruption can be avoided. If you believe you or your child suffered an injury due to medical error when diagnosing or treating a placental abruption, have your case investigated by Latona Law’s birth injury attorneys.
There are often multiple placental abruption causes, all of which can be avoided with proper medical care. Call 570-825-9000 to speak with our Pennsylvania birth injury attorneys and medical malpractice experts about your case.
Signs of Placental Abruption
Spotting the signs of placental abruption may be tough, especially if they occur in the third trimester of pregnancy. In this instance, it’s easy to feel powerless to help your baby or avoid any possible long-term effects. The most common signs of placental abruption, include vaginal bleeding (80% of cases), uterine tenderness, and abdominal pain. Of course, some of these can be symptoms can be confused with other symptoms of an otherwise normal pregnancy.
Just because you are unable to spot the signs of a placental abruption before it’s too late does not mean you are at fault or that a medical provider is not liable if they caused it. If you suspect that the cause of your placental abruption is a result of medical negligence or malpractice by a licensed healthcare professional, then it’s time to call a team of attorneys who specialize in placental abruption cases.
In most cases, a medical professional should able to spot the signs of placental abruption or potential for one early in a pregnancy. If your child suffers long-term damage or death as a result of a placental abruption then you are entitled to compensation and justice.
Cerebral Palsy Due To Placental Abruption
A placental abruption will cause an infant to lose oxygen. A lack of oxygen may cause a brain injury which leads to Cerebral Palsy. In addition, a stressful or traumatic delivery, labor which has gone far too long, the failure to perform a timely or emergency C-section can cause a brain injury or a brain injury resulting in Cerebral Palsy.
Every birth injury deserves to be investigated.