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The placenta is a vital support system for your baby, if there is an issue with the placenta then the baby can be in great danger. Where a medical professional fails to act on known risk factors, you could be entitled to make a placental abruption claim.
We place our trust in medical professionals, however, in some instances, medical negligence can occur, with devastating consequences.
Firstly, those that present with an increased risk of placental abruption, such as those with foetal growth restriction, a previous placental abruption or where trauma has happened during pregnancy should be offered additional monitoring to identify whether a placental abruption has occurred.
In instances where a medical professional fails to act on known risk factors and where a subsequent placental abruption occurs, it may result in a claim for placental abruption.
Additionally, where it is known that there is placental abruption, it is vital to provide the correct medical care. This care and treatment depend on a number of factors and the most appropriate decision should be shared with you.
A claim for placental abruption compensation may also arise if the baby is born in a poor condition, for example, if there is a potential brain injury as a result of oxygen starvation caused by the abruption.
Taking the initial steps to pursue a claim for placental abruption can be daunting. However, Blackwater Law are specialist birth injury lawyers and represents families across the country who have suffered the consequences of poor care.
A claim for placental abruption, if successful, can provide financial security by providing medical treatment that may be required, as well as the potential to provide additional support such as counselling, if needed. These can all help families to focus on what’s important without the additional financial stress that a life-changing injury can cause.
Placental abruption is when the placenta starts to come away from the wall of the womb before the baby has been safely born. This is a very serious condition and a medical emergency because it means that the vital support system for the baby is failing.
As specialist birth injury solicitors, Blackwater Law understands the importance of your claim. Our medical negligence solicitors have extensive experience in advising clients in relation to a wide-ranging of birthing and maternity incidents sustained by mothers and children during pregnancy or post-labour, including placental abruption claims.
Our team is accredited as one of the leading teams of medical negligence lawyers in the South East, by the Legal 500, a ranking of the UK’s top law firms in various specialist legal areas.