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Kansas Placental Abruption Lawyer

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    Placental abruption is an unintended occurrence that can lead to serious complications for the mother and baby if not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner. Health care professionals must competently monitor the mother and child and act when it is reasonable to do so. Sadly, they sometimes do not, and families suffer. Kansas placental abruption lawyers help them get justice through compensation.

    Why Choose Us?

    Experience That Counts

    Those who have experienced the devastating consequences of placental abruption deserve to be represented by competent and caring advocates in their time of need. The Kansas placental abruption lawyers at Palmer Law Group work meticulously and aggressively to identify and recover every bit of compensation they can for their clients. Many have put their faith in Palmer Law Group, and so can you.

    When you choose our firm, you get a law firm with:

    • An extensive record of successfully representing injured clients
    • Industry-leading Kansas placental abruption lawyers
    • Deep community ties
    • Tailored legal representation
    • 24/7 availability.

    We also offer free consultations to all new prospective clients. So reach out and learn how Palmer Law Group can help.

    Seeking Compensation

    Recompense for Your Losses

    Our team of Kansas placental abruption attorneys will review your case to determine what damages you may be entitled to. Damages available in medical malpractice cases include:

    • Medical treatment costs
    • Full lost-wage replacement
    • Costs associated with in-home care
    • Property damage
    • Expenses related to fatalities
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional stress and mental anguish
    • Permanent disfigurement.

    The exact amount of compensation is determined by adding up economic losses and using formulas to calculate non-monetary losses. Keep in mind that Kansas limits the amount of non-economic damages (i.e., pain and suffering, emotional distress) you may receive to $350,000 but does not cap economic damages.

    For a free consultation with an experienced Kansas placental abruption lawyer, call the Palmer Law Group. Let’s discuss your case and the damages you are owed. Call (785) 233-1836 today.


    Before any damages can be paid, your Kansas placental abruption attorneys must build a case for liability. Liability in placental abruption cases focuses on instances of medical malpractice, which occur when a medical professional fails to maintain patient care standards. In placental abruption cases, it helps to first identify the cause of the abruption and then determine what the relevant medical professional should or should not have done.

    Causes of Placental Abruption

    The medical community is not entirely sure why placental abruption occurs. However, medical professionals have identified a number of risk factors that increase its likelihood, such as:

    • Prior placental abruption
    • Abdominal trauma during pregnancy
    • Twins or multiple births
    • Pre-eclampsia
    • Intrauterine infection
    • Pre-pregnancy chronic high blood pressure
    • Drug use during pregnancy
    • Smoking.

    Even without these and other known risk factors, placental abruption may occur. What is important are the actions of the medical professionals before, during, and after the abruption. If these actions fall below the standard of care — meaning they are considered medical negligence — the medical professionals can potentially be held liable.

    Evidence of negligence in this context might include:

    • Failure to monitor
    • Improper monitoring
    • Misdiagnosis
    • Failure to take timely action
    • Failure to recommend a C-section
    • Improper performance of a C-section or other surgical procedure.

    Your Kansas placental abruption lawyers will work diligently to gather the appropriate evidence to back up any assertions of negligence they make. This evidence may include:

    • Medical charts and records
    • Expert medical witness testimony
    • Witness testimony.

    Doctor and hospital records may also be great sources of the information your Kansas placental abruption attorneys need.


    With a solid case of medical malpractice, you will be entitled to access various damages, including compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Kansas caps pain and suffering damages at $350,000, but there is no cap on damages with monetary values.

    Palmer Law Group has the experience and skill necessary to win complicated cases.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    Please read through the Q&A below for some basic information about placental abruption cases and compensation. Contact our Kansas placental abruption attorneys with your questions.

    How long do I have to seek compensation for a placental abruption? 

    In Kansas, you have two years to sue for placental abruption. For minors who suffer a placental abruption, the clock does not start ticking until the minor turns 18.

    Can a baby survive a placental abruption?

    Yes. With proper, timely medical care, babies can survive a placental abruption. The key is competent prenatal monitoring for problems and rapid action when they arise.

    What is the treatment for placental abruption?

    The appropriate treatment for placental abruption depends on the seriousness of the abruption and how far along the mother is in her pregnancy. In some cases, monitoring is the appropriate action to take. In others, such as when the pregnancy is far enough advanced, the doctor may go ahead with a vaginal birth. In many cases, a C-section is the appropriate treatment.

    When the placenta abruption is serious and severe hemorrhaging is occurring, the doctor may need to perform a hysterectomy to save the mother’s life.

    What are the symptoms of placental abruption?

    Vaginal bleeding is the principal symptom of a placental abruption. Often accompanying the bleeding are back and belly pain, contractions, and general tenderness in and around the uterus. Keep in mind that not all of these symptoms must exist for a placental abruption to occur. If you suspect that you are suffering from a placental abruption, it is strongly recommended that you seek medical attention, even if only a few signs are present.

    Our team is ready to address your questions and concerns. Feel free to reach out to discuss your case at any time.

    Take the Next Step Toward Justice

    Compensation May be Available

    Many cases of placental abruption could be avoided. Medical professionals cause devastating losses when they fail to maintain the proper standards of care. Fortunately, their victims can hold them accountable.

    If you or someone you love has suffered a placental abruption, seek guidance and representation from Palmer Law Group. Call (785) 233-1836 today to discuss your case with an experienced placental abruption lawyer.

    Attorney LJ Leatherman

    LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]