I had a placental abruption, and my baby was injured, do I have a case?
Placental abruption is a pregnancy complication, wherein the lining of the placenta separates from the uterus of the mother. It is a common cause of late pregnancy bleeding. Immediate attention by an OB/GYN is necessary in order to minimize risk to the baby and the mother. Treatment depends on how serious the abruption is and the gestational age of the fetus.
Placental abruption affects both the mother and baby. A mother may hemorrhage, or bleed profusely, requiring blood transfusions. A mother may need a hysterectomy, or suffer damage to her kidneys, liver and other organs. Placental abruption can be fatal if the degree of the abruption is serious enough.
As the mother is struggling with this complication, her baby can suffer from lack of oxygen, causing brain damage. The extent of the brain damage may vary from very serious, to slight. Some children suffer later with developmental delays and learning disabilities. If the abruption is very serious, the baby may die before or after birth.
If you suffered trauma to your abdomen during your pregnancy, and you believe that your placental abruption was the result of someone else’s negligence, call our birth injury lawyers today. A car accident, a slip and fall, an injury to the abdomen may cause a placental abruption. Or, if you believe that your placental abruption was not addressed properly by your doctor, call our birth injury lawyers. You may have a case if your doctor was negligent, or did not follow the standard of care in your situation. We can help. We have a team of experienced and dedicated injury lawyers ready to fight for you and your baby. Often times, our birth injury clients have increasing medical bills, and are suffering from emotional distress and even job loss as a result of their child’s injury. Not only is your baby suffering, but you may be, too. Let us help you and your family. Our aggressive and experienced birth injury attorneys will seek to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. We never take a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call the Philly Legal Eagles at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane for a free consultation. You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
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