Placental Abruption

Placental Abruption

The placenta is a temporary organ that connects the mother and fetus during pregnancy. It is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to the baby as well as releasing carbon dioxide, and other waste products, from the fetus. If the placenta separates, or partially separates, from the wall of the uterus severe and life threatening injuries my occur. If you have suffered placental abruption during pregnancy, and your doctor failed to properly diagnose the condition. you may be entitled to medical benefits and financial compensation. You should immediately consult with a Delaware Placental Abruption Lawyer to discuss your case.

Baltimore Maryland Placental Abruption Attorneys

Contact the Delaware Placental Separation Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. to discuss filing your claim. They serve the injured throughout all of Delaware and Maryland. Their Wilmington, Delaware medical malpractice law office can be dialed at 302-995-6210. You can reach their Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice law office at 410-385-5612.  Shelsby & Leoni handle medical malpractice claims on a contingency fee basis meaning they charge nothing unless they recover for you.

Causes of Placental Abruption

Several lifestyle factors and unexpected situations can cause placental abruption in a pregnant woman. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Trauma to pregnant female such as a fall or auto accident
  • History of uterine surgery
  • Malformed uterus
  • Location of the placenta
  • Untreated high blood pressure/hypertension
  • Smoking

It is the responsibility of your OB-GYN, primary care physician and other medical professionals you come into contact with to anticipate possible placental abruption when you shows signs of bleeding, complains of abdominal pain, tenderness or discomfort or has inexplicable contractions. If they fail to diagnose placental abruption on your behalf you may be able to seek legal recourse in the form of a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Timeframes for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Delaware and Maryland

You have a limited amount of time to file a medical malpractice claim in Delaware and Maryland. Delaware allows a 2 year window from date of injury to file your Delaware Medical Malpractice claim. Maryland allows a 5 year window from date of injury for you to file your claim. Due to the serious nature of your injuries as well as your child’s injuries it is not at all advisable to wait nearly that long. Protect yourself legally immediately by calling the Delaware and Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni P.A.

Contact a Delaware Placental Abruption Attorney for a Free Consultation

Shelsby & Leoni handle placental abruption claims on a contingency fee basis meaning they charge nothing unless they recover on your behalf. They also offer free consultations to medical malpractice victims and their families so there is no reason not to contact them today. Call them at 302-995-6210 or 410-385-5612. You can also email a Delaware Birthing Process Injury Attorney at Shelsby & Leoni here.

Shelsby & Leoni serve victims of medical malpractice throughout all of Delaware and Maryland including: Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Lewes, Elkton, Bel Air, Towson, Baltimore, Annapolis, College Park and Hyattsville.