Potential Placenta Previa Complications for New York Mothers and Babies

The placenta is the baby's lifeline to the mother. It provides oxygen and nutrients to the growing fetus and is essential to the baby's proper growth. In most pregnancies, the placement of the placenta does not present a significant risk to the mother or child. However, when the placenta covers the cervix in a condition known as placenta previa, the risks are very significant to the mother and child.

With proper monitoring, placenta previa can almost always be diagnosed before there is a significant risk to the mother or baby. However, without a proper diagnosis or if proper steps are not taken once a diagnosis of placenta previa is made, the mother and child are put at serious risk of injury or death.

If you or your loved one has suffered the serious effects of placenta previa, you may have legal rights to compensation. Contact a New York birth injury attorney for more information.

Potential Placenta Previa Complications

Without a proper diagnosis and treatment, placenta previa can be dangerous for the mother and child*. The greatest risk to the mother is severe vaginal bleeding or hemorrhaging during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or postpartum. The loss of blood can be so significant that it proves fatal to the mother. If the bleeding starts during pregnancy, the child may need to be delivered prematurely in order to save the mother's life. This can result in significant disabilities, or even death, for the child.

Contact a New York Birth Injury Lawyer If You or a Loved One Has Been Hurt

Placenta previa is not curable, but treatment options do exist to minimize the risk to the mother and child. If you or a loved one was not properly diagnosed and suffered an injury as a result then you may be entitled to damages. Contact a New York birth accident lawyer at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information.

*Source: Mayo Clinic, Placenta Previa

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