After childbirth, miscarriage, or abortion the placental & foetal tissue that remains in the womb normally detaches naturally, or is induced by injection.
There is a duty on the midwife or doctor treating you to be aware of the danger to your health which may arise if the placenta only partially separates from the uterus as this may result in excessive bleeding known as postpartum haemorrhage, infection or other serious symptoms.
Regrettably, in some instances, the fact that RPOC has occurred is not managed properly by the staff looking after you or the condition is not spotted either at the hospital where you were treated or in subsequent postnatal follow ups.
You may have suffered excessive bleeding and the flow of blood may take longer than expected to stop.
You may have suffered an infection or other more serious issues as a result of a failure to provide you with adequate follow up or treatment after your delivery or in terms of your condition being diagnosed in a hospital after you had attended complaining of your symptoms.
If you believe you have not had an appropriate diagnosis of your condition or inadequate treatment or management of your RPOC and have suffered as a result we can help. There may have been unacceptable delays or substandard care at the time of the birth or in subsequent follow up care.
How to make a claim for RPOC
If you believe that you or a loved one have received negligent medical treatment of your retained products of conception after a natural birth or caesarean section contact us today for free on 0800 019 3460.
The call will be with one of our specialist medically trained lawyers who will manage your enquiry with care and discretion.
Our initial legal advice will be free and we will pursue your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful you won’t be charged any fees.