Placental Abruption Lawyer in Portland
Holding Negligent Medical Providers Responsible for Birth Injuries
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but the experience can turn devastating when a medical provider fails to diagnose a problem or provide appropriate treatment. At Angel Law, P.C., our Portland birth injury lawyer provides effective legal representation when a doctor fails to diagnose or properly treat placental abruption causing the baby or mother to suffer injury.
Potential Dangers for Mother & Baby
Placental abruption occurs when the placenta prematurely separates from the uterine wall. This can have severe and devastating consequences for both the mother and the baby. The mother may hemorrhage, and without prompt and appropriate treatment, women can bleed to death. The baby must be delivered immediately, as oxygen and nutrition are cut off when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus too early.
If the baby is not delivered quickly enough, placental abruption can cause:
- Brain damage
- Neonatal encephalopathy
- Cerebral palsy
- Motor disorders
- Developmental delays
- Seizure disorders
Placental abruption may happen as a result of trauma, such as a car accident. Other risk factors for placental abruption include high blood pressure, preeclampsia, a previous incidence of placental abruption in another pregnancy, maternal age, and accidental puncture of the placenta during an amniocentesis. Regardless of the cause, accurate diagnosis and immediate action are required to avoid lifelong disability or death.
Creating a Compelling Case
When a medical error or negligence during placental abruption results in serious injury or death, our Portland birth injury lawyer can help. Attorney Patrick Angel takes on complex cases and works hard to craft a compelling case to help you recover damages for medical bills, ongoing medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by a birth injury.
Excellent attorney, highly recommend. Very patient, thorough, compassionate, pragmatic and tough. Has encyclopedic knowledge of the law and has an extensive network of experts to call on or refer to as necessary.- Heather A.
A true professional. When I got hit by a car while riding my bike to work, I was left with hefty medical bills and lost wages. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to have Patrick handle my case. He and his team were efficient, caring, and very communicative throughout the entire process. I would happily refer Patrick to friends and family should they need legal services. He really cares about his clients and results.- Avvo User
We were very impressed with Patrick's work because he always communicated with us, kept us informed and involved us in the process. Patrick handled our legal matter with expertise and diligence. We were really very happy with the work he did for us.- Avvo User
Patrick is amazing to work with. He showed he was there on top of things and was very professional. He showed that he was willing to go the lengths needed to help my case succeed. I am very pleased with the results and am very happy to refer him to anyone and everyone. Great person and very compassionate as well as hard-working. He shows his clients that he is there for them. I never felt like I was a back burner or that he was hurrying or rushing my case. Patric stuck it out with me. Patrick is an amazing lawyer.- Avvo User
Patrick Angel is compassionate, caring and always available. I felt very supported when Patrick represented me. I was amazed at how he drove three hours to meet with me. Most would simply have a phone call, but Patrick makes the added effort to connect to better understand me and the situation.- Joe H.
Regardless of the size, scope, or difficulty of your case, our firm is prepared to fight for you.
Our attorney has extensive trial experience and never backs down from a challenge.
Unlike larger firms that rely on paralegals or aides, our attorney will work directly on your case.
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