Placental Abruption

Placental abruption is when the placenta separates from the uterine wall.  It is very rare, affecting less than 1% of pregnant mothers.  Depending upon the severity of the separation, and whether it was partial or complete, an abruption can lead to an interruption in the supply of oxygen and nutrients to a fetus.

There is no way to stop an abruption once it begins, and there is no way to re-attach the placenta to the wall of the uterus.  In minor cases, a pregnant mother can be placed on bedrest.  In severe cases, immediate delivery is the only way to save the baby.  Signs of a placental abruption include:
  • uterine tenderness;
  • vaginal bleeding;
  • contractions;
  • abdominal pain; or
  • an abnormal fetal heart rate.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice and birth injury cases.  If you or your baby have been injured due to medical malpractice, you, your child and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

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