You spend so much time waiting for the big day, that day nine months in the making. Maybe more if you have been dreaming of having children. Pregnancy and childbirth, though difficult at times, is well worth the hardships for most people.

Yes, there are risks in any pregnancy. Most doctors and nurses are well aware of these risks and monitor the mother and fetus throughout the entire pregnancy.

But what happens if a doctor fails to diagnose or properly treat pre-eclampsia, a condition that can cause severe harm to the mother and child?

If you need a Camden pre-eclampsia attorney, The Weitz Firm, LLC is standing by to help. We will investigate your case and work to secure compensation for what you have been through.

What Is It?

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that revolves around the elevation of an expectant mother’s blood pressure around or after the 20th week of pregnancy. It is such a common condition, yet it can have such dire consequences if not properly diagnosed or treated. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pre-eclampsia is to be diagnosed by persistent high blood pressure, urine protein levels, trouble with the kidneys or liver, fluid in the lungs, or brain trouble.

A mother may present the following symptoms: headaches, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, confusion, anxiety, vision problems, and more.

If the mother is treated with blood pressure medications, usually the pregnancy is normal and childbirth is routine. Considering that 25 percent of women in the US develop pre-eclampsia, doctors should always be on the lookout for the condition.

What can happen? Pre-eclampsia:

  • is responsible for 20 percent of preterm births each year.
  • can slow the growth of the child while in utero.
  • can restrict an unborn child’s nutrient flow.
  • is responsible for around 10,500 deaths of infants in the US each year.
  • can present children with life-long challenges.

You can see why diagnosis and treatment of pre-eclampsia are so important. Unfortunately, diagnostic errors account for the largest fraction of medical malpractice claims in the US. A Johns Hopkins study has found that these errors also contribute to the most patient suffering of all medical mistakes.

This is not a mistake that should be made, but the negligence or oversite errors of a physician can be devastating for both the life of the mother and child when pre-eclampsia is involved.

What You Can Do

Do not wait another minute before seeking legal advice. If you or a loved one have suffered from pre-eclampsia because a healthcare professional failed to diagnose or treat the condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or loss.

We know how scary this situation has been for you. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we want to help you get your life back on track. When you need a pre-eclampsia attorney in Camden, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240. We will stop at nothing to secure the compensation you deserve.

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