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Compensation for a Placenta Abruption/Whiplash?

Submitted By: Anonymous (Milwaukee, WI)

I was rear-ended when I was 8 months pregnant and suffered a partial placental abruption and whiplash. My 2-year old son and my mom were also in the car and they were okay, suffering only minor injuries (neck and back pain). I had to deliver my son the next day because of the placental abruption which was causing me to bleed inside my stomach.

So my son was forced to come 4 weeks early. After I had him, I began to experience these really bad MIGRAINES so I went to the ER and I was told I had whiplash from the accident. I was set up with a chiropractor and they did ultrasounds and deep needling for about a month and a half until the pain went away. I’m just curious as to how much my claim may be worth? My medical bill expenses are $30,000. Thanks.

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Dear Anonymous,

According to the Mayo Clinic,  a Placental Abruption is an uncommon yet serious complication of pregnancy. The placenta is a structure that develops in the uterus during pregnancy to nourish the growing baby. If the placenta peels away from the inner wall of the uterus before delivery — either partially or completely — it’s known as placental abruption.

Placental abruption can deprive the baby of oxygen and nutrients and cause heavy bleeding in the mother. Placental abruption often happens suddenly. Left untreated, placental abruption puts both mother and baby in jeopardy.

Minimum car insurance requirements in the State of Wisconsin are:

  • $25,000 for injuries to one (1) person in one (1) accident
  • $50,000 for injuries to two (2) or more persons in one (1) accident
  • $10,000 for property damage

Because of the complexity of your case, the severity of your injuries, and the minimal facts we have, it is difficult to simply tell you what your case is worth. Your best interests would be served by consulting with several personal injury attorneys in your area. There’s too much at stake in your situation to try to handle the case yourself.

Learn more here: Wisconsin Car Accident Guide

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney.

Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call 888-972-0892.

We wish you the best with your claim,


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