Mistakes made by medical professionals during pregnancy, labor, and delivery don’t just affect the baby; there are conditions that can also affect the mother’s health and life. If you or someone you love suffered preeclampsia during pregnancy and the doctor neglected to provide appropriate medical treatment, speak with a Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyer to have your case evaluated.
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What Is Preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia is a serious and dangerous health condition experienced by some pregnant women. It generally starts in the second trimester, and it occurs when the mother has blood pressure higher than 140/90.
There are other symptoms, too, including:
- Swelling of your hands and feet
- Blurred vision
- Being short of breath
Dangers of Preeclampsia
High blood pressure on its own is already dangerous. It’s even more dangerous for pregnant women. You could have a seizure or even go into a coma. It can also harm your baby. If you have symptoms of preeclampsia, it is important that your doctor treat you for it to protect both you and your baby.
Generally, you will be prescribed a medication to help you control your blood pressure without hurting your baby. While there is no cure, if preeclampsia isn’t properly treated, it can kill you or your baby. If you or your baby suffered an injury because your preeclampsia wasn’t properly treated, a birth injury attorney may be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Reducing the Risks of Preeclampsia
If you suspect that you may have preeclampsia, the first thing to do is visit with your doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your symptoms and your blood pressure. If you have preeclampsia, you will likely have to undergo a regimen that includes medication and monitoring. This is to protect both you and your baby. You can help yourself by getting as much rest as possible, eliminating as much stress as you can, and taking your medication as prescribed. It will also be important for you to keep an eye on your blood pressure.
Untreated Preeclampsia? We Can Help.
If your doctor did not treat your diagnosis in an appropriate manner and if you experienced a stroke, coma, or another injury, call LawMD to schedule your free consultation. Preeclampsia is very serious. It can result in early labor or birth injuries to you and your child. Sometimes, those injuries create unexpected, lifelong expenses that you have to live with through no fault of your own.
Contact LawMD for legal help from our experienced preeclampsia lawyers. You are not alone. We work with families just like yours with no upfront fees. We have lawyers that also medical professionals, providing us with the in-depth legal and medical knowledge to effectively evaluate your claim and pursue the compensation you are owed. LawMD can help you work to hold the medical professionals responsible. Your family can even be compensated if you’ve had to experience the heartbreaking devastation of death.
Don’t wait. Call our firm at (888) 695-2963 today.