Retained Placenta Negligence Claims

Retained Placenta Negligence Claims

Retained placenta occurs when the placenta is not delivered within a certain timeframe after the birth of the baby. This can happen for various reasons, including inadequate contractions of the uterus, incomplete separation of the placenta from the uterine wall, or other medical complications. Failure to promptly address a retained placenta can result in severe bleeding, infection, and other complications for the mother.

Negligence claims related to retained placenta typically revolve around the standard of care provided by healthcare professionals during childbirth. If medical practitioners fail to identify and manage a retained placenta in a timely and appropriate manner, it may constitute negligence. Claimants may argue that the healthcare provider breached their duty of care, leading to unnecessary harm and suffering.

To build a successful negligence claim, claimants must provide evidence demonstrating that the healthcare provider’s actions fell below the standard of care expected in similar circumstances. This may involve medical records, expert testimonies, and other relevant documentation that illustrates the deviation from accepted medical practices.

In successful negligence claims, compensation may be awarded to cover the physical, emotional, and financial impact of the retained placenta negligence. Damages can include medical expenses, loss of earnings, rehabilitation costs, and compensation for pain and suffering.

If you believe you have experienced negligence related to a retained placenta during childbirth, it is crucial to seek legal advice promptly. Consulting with a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence cases can help assess the merits of your claim and guide you through the legal process.

Our team has decades of combined experience in successfully advising and representing clients in birth injury claims.

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