Abrupted Placenta

If, during a woman’s pregnancy, the placenta separates from the uterine wall, it is possible that there will be a disruption in the flow of nutrients and oxygen from mother to unborn baby. This is known as an abrupted placenta.

It is a rare thing to have happen during a pregnancy, but it is a substantial risk to the health of the mother and the fetus. It is very important that abrupted placenta is recognized and treated quickly to avoid having the baby sustain a birth injury.

Symptoms of an abrupted placenta

Sudden trauma, such as occurs with an auto accident or fall, may cause an abrupted placenta. As soon as the medical staff is aware of the abruption, they must act swiftly to avoid an accusation of medical negligence.

Primary symptoms range from:

  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Decreased fetal activity
  • Uterine pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping
  • Contractions

Abrupted placenta and birth injury lawsuits

An abrupted placenta may result in the mother experiencing severe blood loss.  The baby other hand is more prone to bone fracture or brain damage. There is also some risk of the baby being stillborn.

If your baby sustained a birth injury due to your delivery room team’s failure to follow or manage protocol with regard to an abrupted placenta, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim against the attending staff and/or facility where your baby was born. The birth injury team of Balkin & Eisbrouch wants to help you find some measure of justice for the harm you and your baby have been made to suffer. Find out more about other birth injuries.

Let us put our network of investigators, legal and medical experts to work for you as we delve into the circumstances surrounding your baby’s birth.  If the medical staff is to blame, then they may be liable.

Call Balkin & Eisbrouch today for a complimentary evaluation of our claim. The call is free and you pay nothing for our legal services unless we win you case.


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