After auto collisions
, slip and fall accidents
are the second most common cause of pregnancy fall due to trauma in the United States. Between 5% to 8% of women experience some of trauma during pregnancy. A miscarriage due to a traumatic impact can be devastating to the mother and the extended family. Victims of slip and fall accidents resulting in fetal miscarriage
have the right to seek recovery and financial compensation for the loss of pregnancy as well as an ay other severe injuries suffered.
This article is intended to provided helpful information for individuals that have suffered a fetal miscarriage following a traumatic injury from sip and fall accidents or falls in the workplace, in public and private properties while on stairways, elevators, or escalators. If you have any further legal information and would like to speak with an attorney regarding your claim feel free to contact our law firm toll free (888) 649-7166
. All consultations are free of charge.
Trauma and Fetal Demise – Loss of Pregnancy
The risk of serious falls during pregnancy rise significantly during the second and third trimesters. According to numerous studies, The frequency of maternal trauma increases with gestation as the pregnant mothers center of gravity changes resulting in alterations in balance. Even minor trauma can result in incidences of placental abruption.
Common Signs of Fetal Loss
: Some of the most common signs and symptoms of trauma resulting in fetal emergency are as follows.
- Vaginal bleeding
- Fetal heart rate abnormalities
- Severe abdominal trauma
- Abdominal pain and or discomfort
- Pre-term labor