I had preeclampsia, and my baby was injured, do I have a case?
Preeclampsia is a condition that pregnant women can develop, marked by high blood pressure and a high level of protein in the urine. Mothers with preeclampsia will often have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. Often times, this condition appears during the second half of pregnancy, although it can occur earlier.
Preeclampsia can be a very dangerous condition for the mother and baby if left untreated. Preeclampsia can prevent the placenta from receiving enough blood, which can cause the baby to be born very small. It is also one of the leading causes of premature births, and the complications that can follow, including learning disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, hearing and vision problems.
The only cure for preeclampsia is delivery of the baby. However, if the baby is not close enough to term, preeclamptic mothers are often placed on bedrest and monitored closely to protect the mother and baby.
If you believe that your preeclampsia was mismanaged or that someone else’s negligence caused your baby to suffer from complications from preeclampsia, call our birth injury lawyers today. We can help. We have a team of experienced and dedicated injury lawyers ready to fight for you and your baby. Often times, our birth injury clients have increasing medical bills, and are suffering from emotional distress and even job loss as a result of their child’s injury. Not only is your baby suffering, but you may be, too. Let us help you and your family. Our aggressive and experienced birth injury attorneys will seek to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. We never take a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call the Philly Legal Eagles at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane for a free consultation. You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
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