A Tucson birth injury can cause devastating consequences to the child and to the family. A recent case of a placental abruption was discovered on February 1, 2021, at Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista. A mother was found to have an abruption and was transferred to Tucson Medical Center. Her 1 pound baby was delivered via emergency c-section. At this time, it is unclear whether medical negligence was a cause of the abruption.
The placenta is a critical organ that delivers nearly everything a baby needs in the womb such as oxygen and vital nutrients. A placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the inner wall of the uterus before birth. An abruption of the placenta deprives the baby of oxygen and vital nutrients and causes bleeding in the mother. Symptoms of placental abruption include vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, back pain, uterine tenderness, and contractions. If the signs and symptoms of placental abruption are missed, a birth injury may occur.
Placental abruptions occur in approximately one out of every 600 deliveries in the United States. If missed by doctors and other healthcare providers, the mother can die and the baby can suffer catastrophic and permanent injuries or death. If you or a loved one suffered a placental abruption due to the negligence of your primary care provider or gynecologist, contact the experienced Tucson birth injury lawyers at Snyder & Wenner now or call us at 602-224-0005.