Placental abruption is a risk to pregnant women, usually occurring in their third trimester. If the mother develops a placental abruption and it is not diagnosed and treated immediately, the mother could hemorrhage depriving the baby’s brain of oxygen. If your baby suffered severe birth injury as a result of this condition you should contact our Pennsylvania placental abruption lawyers at 1-800-444-5309 as soon as possible.

Placental abruption itself is not malpractice, but failing to diagnose and/or treat it, is.

Risk Factors for Placental Abruption

Some risk factors make placental abruption more likely, including the following:

  • High blood pressure or pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)
  • Eclampsia
  • Uterine scarring
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Large number of previous pregnancies
  • Twin, triplet or multiple pregnancy
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Prolonged rupture of membranes
  • Short umbilical cord
  • Advanced maternal age (AMA)
  • Previous placental abruption
  • Infections


If a woman has one or more of these risk factors and complains of the common symptoms of placental abruption she should be evaluated immediately for the condition.

Large placental abruptions that are not diagnosed and treated right away are most harmful to the baby. Premature birth, brain damagehypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)cerebral palsy, and even death could be the result of a failure to diagnose placental abruptions.

Common Symptoms of Placental Abruption

You should be checked out immediately for placental abruption if you are experiencing the following symptoms.

  • Bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Continuous contractions
  • Hard abdomen
  • Baby’s fetal movement or fetal heart rate have decreased

Our Placental Abruption Lawyers Can Help

If a doctor failed to diagnose or treat a placental abruption and your baby has been severely injured as a result, you should consult with our Pennsylvania placental abruption lawyers at The Pisanchyn Law Firm as you could receive compensation and bring the medical professionals involved to justice. Consultation and legal representation for Pennsylvania birth injury cases is free until we win your case, and even then you will never pay out of pocket, we will only be paying you the money you deserve.

We know and understand that money and financial rewards could never give your baby a clean bill of health again, but someone needs to be held accountable for the tragedy they have imposed on you and your family. We want to be here for you during this difficult time, please, call our Pennsylvania placental abruption attorneys at our local numbers or toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.