Placenta Previa


Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyers for the Victims of Placenta Previa

The placenta is the organ which connects the developing baby to the wall of the mother’s uterus.  Through the placenta, and the attached umbilical cord, the baby receives oxygen and nutrients and disposes of waste.  Normally, the placenta connects to the wall of the uterus far away from the uterine opening.  However, on some occasions the placenta develops so close to the opening of the uterus that it may partially or completely block it.

Bleeding – A Sign of Placenta Previa

If the placenta is improperly positioned, bleeding may develop during the last trimester of pregnancy as the uterus grows and develops.  Any bleeding during pregnancy should be promptly brought to the attention of the doctors caring for the mother.  They will assess the condition and determine the best course of action for the mother and the baby. Sometimes, however, the doctors do not properly assess the risks or choose the proper course of action and the baby or the mother or both may be injured.

Contact Our Phoenix, Arizona Birth Injury Law Firm for Claims Involving Placenta Previa

Contact us at (602) 648-3200 about any medical malpractice involving placenta previa resulting in birth injury that you or a loved one may have experienced anywhere in Arizona.  Consultations are free and confidential.