Was I at Risk for Placental Abruption?

 

A: As a New York birth injury attorney, I see many clients asking that question. They, understandably, want to know if the condition could've been predicted and if their doctor should have been alert to the possibility of a placental abruption.

While it is important to remember that placental abruption is a risk for all pregnant women, it is also important to recognize that there are certain factors that may increase a woman's risk of developing this dangerous condition, such as:

  • Having had a placental abruption in a previous pregnancy
  • Having had numerous other pregnancies and deliveries
  • High blood pressure
  • A mother over the age of 35
  • Diabetes
  • Cigarette, drug or alcohol use while pregnant

Of course, not all women with these risk factors will suffer a placental abruption. If you have suffered a placental abruption and you, or your child, have been hurt then you may be entitled to damages. Contact a New York birth injury lawyer today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information about your rights and recovery.


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