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 (855)385-2529. All consultations are free of charge.
Trauma and Fetal Demise – Loss of PregnancyThe 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
Filing a Lawsuit for Loss of Pregnancy Following an AccidentUnfortunately in many instances insurance carriers will fail to immediate offer compensation to the mother for pregnancy loss. Compensation by way of insurance for loss of pregnancy usually require the showing of direct medical evidence, and or expert testimony from a practicing physician establishing a causal links between the accident and fetal demise. However, in certain situations the doctors notes may be enough to substantiate that the loss occurred because of the accident. Victims Right to Compensation: Victims of severe injuries including fetal miscarriages due to the negligence or intentional conduct of others are entitled to full compensation under the law. Types of recovery available include
- Compensation for medical expenses and future medical care
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Lost time at work and loss of future income
- Emotional Trauma – PTSD, depression and anxiety caused by the loss of pregnancy
- Punitive damage – where a defendant acted with intent to cause harms or reckless disregard for the health and safety of others.