If you are pregnant and involved in a Sarasota car accident, your physician may warn you of the risk of placental abruption. Many individuals are unfamiliar with what this term means and how it could impact their pregnancy. The following is an overview of this potential complication after a Florida car wreck.


What is a placental abruption?

During pregnancy, the placenta is attached to the inner walls of the uterus until the baby is healthy and strong enough to be born. A placental abruption is when the placenta separates prematurely. While there are many potential causes, the impact of a Sarasota auto accident can trigger this dangerous complication.


What are the possible complications of a Florida placental abruption?

  • Pre-term birth

  • Low birth weight

  • Loss of blood by the mother

  • Death of the fetus


What are the symptoms of a placental abruption?

  • Vaginal bleeding, regardless of quantity

  • Regular contractions

  • Lower back pain

  • Abdominal ache or pain

  • Tender, painful, or hard uterus


After a Florida car wreck, it is essential that a pregnant victim seek immediate medical treatment. This is true regardless of how minor the accident or how good the mother may feel immediately after. A physician will conduct a proper evaluation to determine whether there is risk of placental abruption.


For more information about placental abruption and other injuries suffered by pregnant women in auto accidents, contact a Sarasota car accident lawyer. Complete our online submission form or call our office at (888) 409-3805 for a complimentary consultation.

Damian Mallard, Esq.
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