Your body undergoes many changes when you are pregnant. While most changes are natural and expected, others — such as high blood pressure — are not. High blood pressure and excess protein in the urine in a pregnant woman who does not normally have high blood pressure is a dangerous medical condition known as preeclampsia.
If you or your baby was injured due to your doctor's failure to diagnose and treat preeclampsia, our birth injury attorneys can provide the experienced legal counsel you need. DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers has helped hundreds of families affected by pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia. We offer free consultations to discuss your options.
Diagnosing and Treating Preeclampsia
Even a slight increase in blood pressure in the pregnant woman can be a symptom of preeclampsia, which can lead to liver problems, eye problems, bleeding, placental abruption, liver damage, seizures, stroke and even death. Preeclampsia can also lead to a restriction in blood flow to the fetus, depriving your baby of the nutrients he or she needs to grow and develop.
There is only one cure for preeclampsia, and that is delivery of your baby. If it is too early to deliver your baby, then your doctor can treat the condition with bed rest and drugs. Your doctor may also ask you to come in for more frequent prenatal visits.
If your doctor failed to diagnose and treat your preeclampsia, and you or your baby was injured as a result, our lawyers can help you seek compensation for medical bills, special services, lost wages and benefits, long-term care, physical and psychological therapy, pain and suffering, and other expenses. Our lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in damages for our injured clients.
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