Minneapolis Placental Abruption Lawyers
Abruptio Placentae is the partial or complete separation between the placenta (organ which provides nutrients to the fetus) and the mother’s uterine wall. Placental Abruption not only endangers the baby. This condition usually causes severe internal bleeding in the mother. This kind of exsanguination (excessive blood loss) is difficult to detect and even more difficult to stop. Generally, placental abruption occurs suddenly and without warning. Symptoms include back pain, vaginal bleeding, and abdominal pain. Abruptio Placentae could also be chronic. This condition occurs slowly over time and has few physical symptoms.
When mothers show symptoms of placental abruption, doctors typically run tests. These test results are often inconclusive and subject to interpretation. Some doctors over-delegate test result interpretation to nurses, physician assistants, and other less-qualified professionals. Other doctors see what they want to see when they look at test results. These things constitute medical negligence, or a lack of care. More on that below.
The experienced Minneapolis placental abruption lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman have successfully handled birth injury cases for many years. During this time, we have developed proven methods. We know what works, and we know what doesn’t work. Our passion fuels our purpose in this area. It truly bothers us when the medical industrial complex overlooks individual victims. So, we zealously represent families in court and during pretrial settlement negotiations.
Duty of Care
Doctors are some of the most well-qualified professionals in the world. So, it stands to reason that they must adhere to the highest standards of professionalism in the world.
This standard is a fiduciary duty. This duty requires doctors to set aside all other priorities and do what is best for their patients. Explaining things in plain English, as opposed to medspeak, is not enough. Going the extra mile is not enough either. Instead, doctors must do whatever it takes to keep their patients, and their babies, safe.
As the old saying goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Since the standard of care is so high, it’s easier for a Minneapolis placental abruption lawyer to establish negligence, or a lack of care. However, this does not imply that obtaining maximum compensation is easy. In fact, quite the opposite is true.
What to Expect in a Birth Injury Claim
Most medical malpractice cases settle out of court. Settlement negotiations usually begin once medical treatment is at least substantially complete. By that time, an attorney can determine the reasonable amount of future medical expenses, as well as a reasonable amount of noneconomic damages.
Briefly, economic damages compensate victims for things like medical bills. Noneconomic damages compensate them for intangible losses, such as pain and suffering.
If the insurance company does not make a reasonable settlement offer, attorneys usually file legal paperwork. This move pressures the insurance company into settlement and also preserves the victim’s legal rights.
Generally, insurance companies immediately file procedural motions that seek to have the case thrown out of court. These motions almost always fail, provided your lawyer has laid the proper groundwork.
Following discovery, which is an evidence exchange between the plaintiff and defendant, most Hennepin County judges refer contested cases to mediation. A third-party mediator works with both sides and tries to engineer a settlement agreement. Since both parties have a duty to negotiate in good faith, mediation is about 90 percent successful.
Reach Out to a Diligent Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced placental abruption injury lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.