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Ruptured Placenta Claims
If you have suffered a ruptured placenta that was not detected by a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation. JMW Solicitors has helped many women who have sustained this type of injury, so we understand the pain and distress caused and can guide you throughout the legal process.
The experienced medical negligence team at JMW Solicitors regularly helps parents and families to make ruptured placenta claims. Contact us today to discuss your case by calling 0345 872 6666, or complete an online contact form and we will be in touch to discuss your case at a convenient time for you.
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Having a baby should be an extremely joyous time in a woman’s life and while most deliveries run smoothly, mistakes can occur that can have a significant impact on the lives of those involved.
If you have suffered a ruptured placenta, and it can be proven that medical negligence has occurred, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with birth injury claims and have achieved an excellent success rate.
Our clinical negligence team is renowned as one of the best in the north west and includes members of both the Law Society’s specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel.
We will do our utmost to guide you through the legal process and offer support and advice at every stage.
What are the causes and symptoms of a ruptured placenta?
There are many possible causes of a ruptured placenta, but the actual root cause is often unknown. The following are thought to be factors that can contribute to the condition:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Multiple pregnancies
- Car accidents
The most common symptoms of ruptured placenta include:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the amniotic fluid
- Decreased foetal movement
What treatment is given for a ruptured placenta?
There is no way of halting a ruptured placenta, which means treatment depends on how much the patient is bleeding and the health of the unborn baby. An immediate blood transfusion may be required if severe blood loss has occurred.
In the event that a woman has a ruptured placenta, a clotting test should be carried out to establish the clotting ability of the patient. Failure of a clot to form after seven minutes or a soft clot which breaks down easily can indicate coagulopathy - a condition in which the blood’s ability to clot is impaired.