Placental Abruption and Insufficiency

Placental Abruption and Insufficiency: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outcomes

Welcome to the Kopec Law Firm’s webpage on placental abruption and insufficiency. Accordingly, here we will discuss the symptoms, appropriate treatment, and potential outcomes associated with these conditions. If you suspect your child has experienced a birth injury from medical malpractice, then it is important to consult with the Baltimore placental abruption lawyer at the Kopec Law Firm.

Understanding Placental Abruption and Insufficiency:

Placental abruption refers to the separation of the placenta from the uterine wall before delivery, while placental insufficiency refers to a condition where the placenta does not function normally, leading to not enough oxygen and nutrition supply to the baby.

Baltimore Placental Abruption Lawyer
Baltimore Placental Abruption Lawyer


  1. Placental Abruption:
    • Vaginal bleeding, which may range from mild to finally severe
    • Abdominal pain or tenderness, chiefly in the back or uterus
    • Uterine contractions or a firm uterus
    • Fetal distress, specifically including reduced fetal movement or an unusual heart rate
  2. Placental Insufficiency:
    • Slowed or likewise decreased fetal growth
    • Reduced fetal movements
    • Low levels of amniotic fluid
    • High blood pressure in the mother (preeclampsia)
    • Abnormal Doppler ultrasound results indicating poor blood flow to the fetus

The Baltimore placental abruption lawyer can evaluate the specific symptoms you had and give you advice on your potential case.


Placental abruption and insufficiency require immediate medical attention. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, it is crucial to seek emergency medical care without delay. The following steps may be taken by healthcare professionals:

  1. Diagnosis:
    • Physical examination, specifically including monitoring vital signs and assessing fetal well-being
    • Ultrasound to evaluate the placenta, baby, and amniotic fluid levels
    • In addition, blood tests to assess blood clotting factors and blood type
  2. Treatment:
    • Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment options may include:
    • Close monitoring of the mother and baby
    • Bed rest and restriction of physical activity
    • Medications to prevent preterm labor or manage blood pressure
    • Blood transfusions if significant blood loss occurs
    • Moreover, emergency delivery via cesarean section in severe cases

The Baltimore placental abruption lawyer at the Kopec Law Firm can assess the treatment you received to see if you have a medical malpractice case.


The outcomes of placental abruption and insufficiency can vary depending on the severity of the condition, gestational age, and promptness of medical intervention. Potential outcomes may include:

  • Preterm birth
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Stillbirth
  • Neonatal complications, such as respiratory distress or neurological issues

Medical Malpractice

In cases where medical malpractice is suspected, it is essential to consult with a legal professional who specializes in this area. We can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the care provided and determine if there were any failures to meet the accepted standard of care. If medical negligence is found to have occurred, legal action may be pursued to seek compensation for damages.

Next Step: Contact the Baltimore Placental Abruption Lawyer

Placental abruption and insufficiency are serious conditions during pregnancy that require immediate medical attention. Recognizing the symptoms, and receiving prompt following medical care are necessary to reduce the risks associated with these conditions.

If you have experienced placental abruption or insufficiency and your baby has been injured as a result, visit the free consultation page or video. Then contact the Kopec Law Firm at 800-604-0704 to speak directly with Attorney Mark Kopec. He is a top-rated Baltimore birth injury lawyer. The Kopec Law Firm is in Baltimore and pursues cases throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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