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According to research, prenatal abruption occurs within 6.6 to 1,000 births. This may not seem like a statistic to worry about however prenatal abruption can cause serious injury and harm to both the mother and child. Placental abruption occurs when there is a premature separation of the placenta from the site of uterine implantation before delivery of the fetus. The fetus can suffer serious and permanent injuries, including brain damage, when this condition occurs.

There should be trained professionals looking after the mother and fetus during labor to recognize if a placental abruption is possible and to take necessary steps to prevent injury. If you or a family member suffers injuries cause by a placental abruption you may have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent doctor or hospital.

What Causes Placental Abruption

Physicians and nurses are trained to look for potential factors that place a mother and fetus at risk for a placental abruption.  These risk factors include:

• Prior medical history of placental abruption
• High blood pressure or hypertension during the pregnancy
• Age of the mother and number of prior birth deliveries of the mother
• Increased uterine distention
• Diabetes mellitus in the pregnant woman
• Use of cigarettes, cocaine, and alcohol during pregnancy

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If a doctor or hospital fails ignores the signs and symptoms of a placental abruption and the mother or baby suffers an injury as a result, you should contact our Michigan birth injury lawyers immediately.  We will obtain all of your medical records and have them reviewed by our medical experts.  If our medical team determines that you received improper medical care, we will file a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking all damages allowed under Michigan law.  We will represent you and your child under our No Fee Promise, which means we charge no legal fees or costs unless we win you a settlement.  Call now!