Did You Have Eclampsia or Pre-Eclampsia? Call Lane & Lane Today
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Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects a number of pregnant women. It involves unusually high blood pressure in the mother and is often accompanied by other symptoms such as excessive protein in the urine, headaches, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, swelling and weight gain. In most cases, pre-eclampsia comes on suddenly after 20 weeks but it can develop gradually beginning much earlier in the pregnancy.
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While extremely serious, pre-eclampsia is very treatable. Left unchecked, however, full eclampsia can develop which could be life threatening to both mother and child. Eclampsia can cause serious complications of pregnancy to both mother and child, including seizures, stroke, coma, or even death. The mother's elevated blood pressure alone can cause placental abruption, the separation of the placenta from the uterus, which can cause severe bleeding and, in many cases, the death of the fetus. If a mother suffers seizures during pregnancy, labor or delivery, those seizures can compromise blood flow to the baby, and the baby's brain can be damaged by a lack of sufficient oxygenation.
Pre eclampsia is a relatively common condition that all obstetricians should be checking for with each patient. They have the responsibility to recognize and effectively treat the condition in order to keep the health of mother and child intact.
When Doctors Fail to Manage Pre eclampsia and Eclampsia
The only cure for pre-eclampsia is the delivery of the baby. Depending on what stage of pregnancy you are in when pre-eclampsia strikes, delivery may or may not be the best option. At the law firm of Lane & Lane, LLC, our Chicago pre-eclampsia lawyers have broad experience handling all types of these cases. The possible courses of treatment for pre-eclampsia are well documented, and it is the doctor's responsibility to determine which one is best for you.
With every client we serve, we conduct a complete investigation into your case to identify any mistakes that were made during the course of your treatment and how they may have contributed to the harm you or your child have suffered. We will fight for maximum compensation for injuries to you and your child, and do our part to minimize the chances of these types of injuries happening in the future.
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If you're ready to take action to obtain justice - to fight for the full, fair and complete compensation you deserve for injuries suffered by you or your child from pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, please contact us today.
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