Chester County Preeclampsia Malpractice Lawyer

Experiencing a healthy pregnancy typically requires coordinating with medical professionals. Although the months before a child’s arrival can be a joyful time, it’s important to remember that pregnancy strains the body and increases a woman’s chances of developing certain medical conditions.

Preeclampsia is one such condition. Medical professionals involved in a pregnant woman’s care should know this. They must consistently look for signs of preeclampsia, offering necessary treatment when these signs are observed.

Unfortunately, they sometimes fail to do so. If you or a loved one has struggled because a medical professional failed to diagnose preeclampsia in a timely manner, contact a Chester County preeclampsia malpractice attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC. We may be able to help you recover financial compensation if it can be shown that a doctor or other such care provider failed to diagnose this condition because they were negligent.


Preeclampsia is among the more common high blood pressure disorders one may develop while pregnant. Typically, signs of preeclampsia become evident around the 20th week of a pregnancy.

Medical professionals caring for a pregnant woman must monitor her condition accordingly. They must also be prepared to respond to such common preeclampsia symptoms as:

  • Headaches, which may be severe
  • Vision changes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Liver impairment
  • Kidney impairment
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Abdominal pain
  • …and more

The dangers associated with preeclampsia aren’t merely limited to acute short-term symptoms. Preeclampsia may also result in such complications as:

  • Placental damage
  • Damage to the liver, kidneys, and/or brain of the mother
  • Dangerously low birth weight
  • Seizures
  • Pre-term birth

These consequences are more likely to be avoided if a medical professional identifies and addresses the signs of preeclampsia early. Sometimes, doctors and nurses fail to diagnose this condition because they’re negligent.

Do you believe this has happened to you or a loved one? If so, you may be able to seek financial compensation for certain losses by filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Schedule a consultation at our Chester County preeclampsia malpractice law firm to discuss your options.


When a negligent medical professional fails to diagnose preeclampsia in a timely manner, a victim may potentially seek financial compensation for such losses as:

  • Medical bills, if their condition forced them to undergo treatment that wouldn’t have been necessary had their condition been diagnosed earlier
  • Lost wages, if their condition interfered with their ability to work
  • Pain and suffering

Additionally, if undiagnosed preeclampsia results in death, surviving loved ones of the decedent may also seek compensation for their losses. Recovering compensation in these circumstances involves filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Before taking this step, very strongly consider enlisting the help of an attorney. An experienced Chester County preeclampsia malpractice lawyer can improve your odds of receiving a fair settlement by:

  • Investigating your case to gather evidence that a medical professional was negligent
  • Filing a claim by a deadline and handling all administrative tasks
  • Negotiating with the insurance company if their first settlement offers are too low

At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we know that preeclampsia malpractice can have a major impact on your life and that of your child. While we can’t change what’s already happened, we can offer the representation you deserve. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us.

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