Attorneys Seeking to Prevent Negligent Treatment of Placental Abruption in Ohio
Placental abruption is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition in which the placenta partially separates from the uterine wall during pregnancy. Placental abruption can be caused by many factors, including:
- Trauma sustained in a car wreck, a fall or another accident
- Previous uterine surgery
- The location of the placenta (placental previa)
- Untreated hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Uterine malformation
Regardless of the root cause, OB/GYNs, primary care physicians and emergency room doctors should be on the lookout for placental abruption any time a pregnant woman complains of bleeding, abdominal pain or tenderness or contractions.
In order to properly conduct a differential diagnosis to rule out a serious complication such as an abrupted placenta, doctors should perform an ultrasound and monitor the fetus' condition for any signs of distress. If these basic precautions are not taken, the consequences can be devastating, including fetal brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy and even stillbirth.
If you or a loved one suffered a placental abruption that was misdiagnosed or improperly treated, your best interests may be served by consulting an experienced medical malpractice lawyer immediately.
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