Placental abruption is a serious complication during pregnancy where the placenta has separated from the uterus of the pregnant mother. A Placental Abruption may have serious complications to the health and safety of the mother and child. According to estimates Placenta Abruptions take place in more that 1% of all pregnancies worldwide. Such serious birth injuries may be the result of a failure to the practicing obstetrician to properly diagnose on or treat the symptoms associated with the complication. Our Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of mothers and their children injures due to the medical malpractice of practicing doctors, obstetricians, nurses and hospital staff. If you have any questions contact our Law Firm (855)385-2529
Common signs and symptoms associated with placental Abruption
There are numerous symptoms common amongst pregnant mothers who may have suffered from a placental abruption some of the most common warning signs are as follows
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Pain and discomfort including back pain
- Fetal Distress
- Increase in the rate and intensity of contractions
- Premature Labor
Other significant warning signs of placental abruption include, auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, cigarette smoking, cocaine use, diabetes, older mothers, a prior history of placental abruptions and alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Complication from a Placental Rupture Can be Serious
In many instances the mother will suffer internal hemorrhaging, life threatening infection and uterine scarring which may prevent her from conceiving again. Placenta rupture can result in infant death, stillbirth, premature delivery, and hypoxia. What is Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice take place when a practicing physician, nurse, or other health care provider actions deviate from the standard of care established within the particular field of medicine the physician is a part of. Some important factors in a Medical Malpractice claim often include.
- A Violation of the Standard of Care
- Injury caused by the negligent care of the medical doctor
- The Injury being of a serious magnitude to warrant the filing of a claim
Should I Sue for a Birth Injury: If you or your newborn infant has suffered any type of birth injury such including a ruptured placenta you must first tend to your child needs and heal your wound.
Seeking justice for your families loss is our job. At Downtown LA Law Group legal team is skilled and knowledgeable in Birth Trauma Medical Malpractice Laws.
Compensation Available Injured Victims of Medical Malpractice
Individuals who suffer injuries due to medical malpractice during pregnancy are entitled to compensation for their losses including economic and non-economic damages. Some examples include
- Hospitalization Costs
- Future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Prescription drug costs
- Lost Wages
- Future loss of income
Examples of Non Economic Damages may include, Pain and Suffering, Mental Anguish, Punitive Damages. (note: In the state of California there is a $250,000 cap place on recovery for non economic damages in Medical Malpractice Claims). If you have any further questions contact our Law Firm (855) 339-8879