Placental Abruption Birth Injury Lawyer
Understand the risk factors and the legal options available for families
One of the most serious birth injuries that can happen during pregnancy is a placental abruption. When the placenta separates from the uterus, doctors need to act fast in order to prevent a serious injury to the fetus or the mother. That’s why placental abruptions are considered a serious fetal risk factor.
In many cases, such injuries occur due to negligence by medical professionals. Sometimes, it’s because they don’t take warning signs of such injuries seriously. Other times, they misdiagnose or fail to diagnose a placental abruption. Whatever the circumstances, make sure you take action to hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions. Make sure you contact The Lancione Law Firm, LLC.
Cleveland birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione has years of experience handling such complex legal cases in Ohio and nationwide. A leading authority in birth injury law, attorney Lancione focuses his legal practice on birth injury and medical negligence cases. As a result, he thoroughly understands the rules and regulations that apply to birth injury lawsuits and similar legal cases. That’s why other lawyers regularly refer clients with birth injury claims to our law firm. They know we know how to get the job done right.
What is a placental abruption?
This medical term is used to describe a type of birth injury in which the placenta separates from the inner wall of the uterus during pregnancy before the birth of a baby. The placenta connects the fetus to the mother and provides essential nutrients and oxygen to the developing fetus.
When the placenta separates from the uterus, the consequences can be severe. The unborn baby will often not get enough food or oxygen, which can result in many different types of birth injuries with long-term consequences, including:
- Oxygen deprivation, also known as birth asphyxia, which often results in several different types of brain injuries, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
- Low birth weight, which is often associated with long-term health problems.
- Premature birth, which can affect the physical and mental development of a newborn infant.
- Maternal blood loss, especially during the delivery of the baby.
Other birth injuries due to placental abruption are common. Whatever type of injury your family is dealing with, make sure you or your child receives the necessary medical care. Then talk to us. We can help.
What are the warning signs?
So how do you know if a placental abruption has occurred? There are many warning signs of such a serious complication. Pregnant women should seek immediate medical attention if they experience any of the following symptoms:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Sudden, unexplained back pain
- Frequent contractions
Vaginal bleeding is also common. However, some women experience no bleeding at all. You know your body best. If something doesn’t seem right, seek immediate medical attention and explain your concerns to your doctor. Ask your doctor to perform an ultrasound, test your blood or urine samples or administer other medical tests to identify exactly what’s wrong.
What causes placental abruption?
There are many reasons why placental abruptions occur. Some of the most common causes and risk factors associated with this type of injury include:
- Women with chronic high blood pressure.
- Pregnant women with preeclampsia, a form of high blood pressure that is especially common in the third trimester of pregnancy.
- Pregnant women over 35 years old.
- Smaller than normal unborn infants, a medical condition referred to as Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR).
- Trauma to the woman’s abdomen during her pregnancy.
Whatever the cause of your placental abruption injury, don’t underestimate the complexity of your legal case. Talk to attorney Lancione to learn more about how we can help you.
Hold medical professionals accountable. Contact our Ohio law firm
Birth injury cases involving a placental abruption injury can be complicated because medical professionals rarely admit they did anything wrong. Instead, they often hire an attorney to defend their actions and deny your claim.
They don’t intimidate us. Ohio birth injury attorney John A. Lancione and his dedicated legal team know how to tackle such tough legal cases. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to take such information and turn it into a strong legal case.
Attorney Lancione also never forgets what matters most – your best interests. This starts right with your first, free consultation. You will personally meet with attorney Lancione and have the opportunity to explain exactly what happened in your own words. He will then explain the legal options available to you and get right to work on your case. And if you ever have a question at any time in the legal process, you can call attorney Lancione directly on his personal cellphone.
Put your trust in an Ohio law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule an appointment with Cleveland birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione. You can reach us online or simply call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369.