Symptoms of a placental abruption can range in severity and do not correlate to the amount the placenta has separated from the wall of the uterus. Syptoms require immediate medical attention and include but are not limited to:
§ Vaginal bleeding (Please note:20% of cases will have no bleeding)
§ Back pain
§ Abdominal pain
§ Uterine tenderness
§ Rapid uterine contractions
§ Fetal heart rate abnormalities
If you have experienced these symptoms and/or suffered a placental abruption and you or your child have been injured as a result it is likely that your doctor or hospital was negligent and the injury could have been prevented.
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