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Placental Abruption

Placental abruption is a very serious and potentially life-threatening condition to the fetus in which the placenta partially separates from the uterine wall during pregnancy. Many factors can cause Placental abruption, including:

  • Smoking
  • 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, your healthcare provider should be on the lookout for placental abruption any time a pregnant woman has complaints of abdominal pain, bleeding or tenderness or contractions.

Doctors should perform an ultrasound and monitor the fetus’ condition for any signs of distress in order to properly conduct a differential diagnosis to rule out a serious complication such as an abrupted placenta. Basic precaution should be taken or the consequences can be devastating, including fetal brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy and even stillbirth.

If you know someone that has suffered a placental abruption that was misdiagnosed or improperly treated, consider consulting an experienced medical malpractice lawyer immediately.

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The Lancione Law Firm based out of Cleveland specializes in medical malpractice and birth injury cases. We are dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Ohio by holding the negligent party accountable for the harm they cause. We have three generations of attorneys that have represented victims of malpractice and have a proven track record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for victims statewide.

Give our Rocky River offices a call at 440-331-6100 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a leading medical malpractice lawyer. We can answer any of your questions and offer you sound legal guidance regarding your options following a serious birth injury or loss of life caused by medical negligence. The team at the Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio.

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Birth Injury

Birth Trauma
Causes Of Birth Injury
Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Fetal Distress During Labor
Infection
Midwife Error
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Oxygen Deficiency
Placental Abruption
Pre-eclampsia
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
Prenatal Care Errors
Preterm Delivery
Uterine Ruptures
Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
Diabetes And Pregnancy
Premature Birth
PROM And PPROM
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
Birthing Complications
Drugs Used To Arrest Labor
Errors In Inducing Labor/Pitocin Errors
Fetal Monitoring During Labor
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
Injuries From Delayed Birth
Umbilical Cord Complications
Breech Birth
Brachial Plexus Injury
Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia
Cerebral Palsy
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Infant Seizures
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Untreated Jaundice
Stillbirth
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Delayed C-Section
Emergency C-Section
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Wrongful Death
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhage
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

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