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Placenta Previa Birth Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia


December 21, 2021

When delivering a baby, many conditions and people must be present and available for the mother and child.  If something is not correct, the mother could experience complications.  If the unborn baby is losing oxygen or blood or the delivery team isn't ready to evaluate the newborn for post-birth complications, the mother and the baby could face life-threatening injuries if something goes wrong.

Placenta previa is one condition that can cause serious complications in even an uneventful pregnancy.  If placenta previa is not detected and/or is not treated quickly, serious harm can happen.  These harmful consequences can cause cerebral palsy. 

What is Placenta Previa?

Placenta previa is a condition in which the placenta is lying dangerously low in the uterus.  The placenta is either partially or completely covering or lying beside the mother's cervix. 

There are four types of Previa:

  • Complete Previa - The placenta completely covers the entire cervix;
  • Marginal Previa - The placenta is near the cervix;
  • Low-lying Previa - The placenta is within two centimeters of the cervical opening, and it is not covering the opening; and 
  • Partial Previa, which happens when the cervix has begun to dilate, and the placenta covers part of the cervix.

The placenta is an important organ that provides nutrients and oxygen to the unborn baby.  The placenta also gets rid of waste from the baby's blood.  The placenta typically attaches itself to the upper end of the uterus.  The placenta may move slightly, but placenta previa is an abnormality that necessitates immediate medical attention.  Any type of previa near or at the time of birth can cause harm to the mother and the child.  Previa can lead to severe bleeding which may require the mother needing a blood transfusion.  Once the mother experiences previa, the unborn baby may need to be delivered early, or an emergency C-section must be performed.  

Placenta previa happens in about one out of every 200 pregnancies.

How Can Placenta Previa Cause Cerebral Palsy?

One of the greatest risks to mothers who have placenta previa is experiencing a severe bleeding incident.  If the mother loses blood, her baby's supply of oxygenated blood is reduced.  If the mother's bleeding event is severe, she may go into shock, and this could cause her baby to go into shock.  Shock happens when there isn't enough blood flow to vital organs.  Medical events involving blood flow can result in brain injuries.  These brain injuries may result in the development of cerebral palsy in the baby. 

There are several types of cerebral palsy, and any type of cerebral palsy can start to manifest within a few weeks to a few years following birth.  The first few signs that a child may have cerebral Palsy are that the child cannot sit up, crawl, or may miss other developmental milestones.  These developmental milestones are used as guidelines by medical professionals.

A child who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy might show muscle spasticity (rigid muscles that look constantly flexed) in their arms, legs, and/or head.  The child may also display uncontrollable jerking movements or twitching.  The greater the amount of time the child has suffered low levels of oxygen, the more serious the baby's injury and, therefore, the more serious the case of cerebral palsy.  Cerebral palsy also affects the muscles of the throat and mouth making it difficult for children with cerebral palsy to speak.  Tragically, there isn't a cure, so treatment focuses on finding approaches to maintain functionality to help the child become as independent as possible.

Legal Help for Parents and Children With Birth Injuries 

Did your baby suffer complications such as hypoxic or asphyxic injury, ischemia, and/or physical trauma?  Protect your legal rights by calling Montlick Injury Attorneys Nationwide, 24/7, at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Our Birth Injury Lawyers in Georgia are here to listen, understand your situation, and advise you. 

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Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

Address: 17 Executive Park Dr NE Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30329, United States
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (404) 529-6333
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Placenta Previa Birth Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia

 


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