California Pregnancy Complications Lawyer
Any pregnancy complications for a mother-to-be following a car accident can be a devastating event. Injuries carry a wide variety of risks to a pregnant woman and unborn baby. Seeking medical attention immediately after a car accident is the first priority.
The emotional strain could cause physical conditions that may impact a pregnant woman. After a car accident, it's not uncommon for a pregnant woman to sustain bumps, bruises, cuts, and external bleeding. More serious car accidents could case major back injuries and concussions.
The force of the impact can place a significant risk to the unborn child as they can be jolted around inside the amniotic fluid. An injured fetus could go undetected if the pregnant mother believes she did not sustain any injuries in the car accident.
If the pregnant mother does not experience any symptoms from the unborn baby, it's not uncommon for them to think everything is fine. It's also not uncommon that injuries to an unborn baby may not be immediately apparent.
In some car accident cases, it could take days or even weeks for injuries to become known.
A separation of the placenta is commonly known as placental abruption, which is a serious threat to an unborn baby. Additionally, a car accident can cause the pregnant mother to hemorrhage or have a miscarriage.
Even a minor rear end collision can result in premature labor or uterine contractions. It is therefore very important for a pregnant car accident victim to immediately see a doctor for an evaluation. The physical impact and the psychological stress of the accident can cause some of the following serious consequences for a pregnant victim:
- Miscarriage – one of the worst results of a car accident is a miscarriage. Losing a baby is not only severe emotional event, but can also be physically traumatic. The common symptoms that a pregnant woman my be losing her unborn baby includes pelvic cramps and vaginal bleeding. At certain stages of pregnancy, some bleeding is common. However, when the pain and bleeding occurs after a car accident, it could be the first sign of a miscarriage. Another symptom a pregnant woman might experience is a severe ache in the lower part of her back.
- Premature Birth – a baby born before 37 weeks is considered premature as it's important for the pregnancy to be close to 40 weeks for the infant to fully develop all their organs and other vital systems. Any baby born before 26 weeks can have serious health issues. Premature babies typically require very expensive medical treatments in an intensive care unit. In some cases, a premature baby can suffer long-term disabilities.
- Placenta Abruption – the placenta connects a mother to her baby with a firm attachment to her uterine wall. It's a vital lifeline that transfers food and oxygen to the unborn baby. The impact of of a car accident can cause a separation of the placenta. Unfortunately, this could be a fatal event. Symptoms include vaginal bleeding and could cause preterm labor. If the bleeding is heavy, the pregnant woman could get dizzy and faint.
Other consequences for a pregnant mother to experience after a car accident include internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, birth defects, and stillbirth. The pregnant mother should consult with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our law firm as soon as possible after a car accident.
Seeking Compensation For Your Injuries
If you are a pregnant mother who was involved in a car accident caused by another driver, you need to seek legal advice from an experienced lawyer.
We will need to closely review the details of your case in order to take immediate action so that you could receive fair treatment for your injuries.
You are entitled to full compensation for the stress and mental anguish that result from the trauma, as well as the long-term suffering due to the resulting pregnancy and birth complications, developmental issues with the child, or, in especially severe cases, loss of the baby.
At Injury Justice Law Firm, you will find skilled and compassionate personal injury lawyers who can help you navigate the legal landscape.
Whether it is paying for additional healthcare and hospital costs due to pregnancy complications, or securing life care for the child down the road, our attorneys will aggressively fight on your side to get you and your loved ones the maximum compensation.
Do not put yours and your family's future at risk. Call us at 310-734-7974 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
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