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Important facts about preterm labor

On Behalf of | Nov 15, 2017 | Injury Law Blog |

Labor is a beautiful and sometimes complicated experience. However, you may be able to avoid some complications, such as preterm labor.

If your child faces medical issues or birth injury because of preterm labor, you may be able to seek compensation. Before choosing that course, it is important to understand some key facts about preterm labor.

Symptoms

There are a variety of things that physicians can do to help prevent premature labor. Therefore, it may be beneficial for you to know and recognize the signs of preterm labor. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Contractions
  • Abdomen or menstrual cramps
  • Fluid leaking or vaginal bleeding
  • Lower backaches

If you suspect possible issues, it is always a safe bet to seek medical attention. A skilled physician should be able to recognize, diagnose and properly treat the issue.

Causes

There are a few different causes of preterm labor. Some, such as your health issues, are treatable. By assessing and properly treating those issues, a physician may help to extend the pregnancy to a healthy length. However, there are other causes, such as birth defects and family history, that no medical professional can control. These aspects are strong determining factors of a birth injury case.

Proper medical care

If you do not receive the proper care, you may have a personal injury case due to the negligence of the physician or facility. In order for the courts to find negligence, you must show that the physician did not act in a manner that a reasonable, prudent physician would act in the same situation. Speaking with a knowledgeable attorney can help you to determine the validity of your case and to compile the necessary evidence to prove it.

Understanding and applying these facts may help you in determining your next course of action. If you decide to move forward, take some time to learn the claim and court process fully, so that you may properly prepare for the road ahead.

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