Helping Families Recover the Effects of Toxemia or Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia, also known as toxemia, is a condition experienced by pregnant women that affects the health of both the mother and baby. About 5-8 percent of women experience preeclampsia, which is characterized by high blood pressure and elevated protein in the urine. Preeclampsia is a serious condition that must be treated with the help of a medical professional.
Symptoms of preeclampsia include:
- Weight gain
- Changes in vision
- Pain in the upper abdomen
- Decrease in urination
- Shortness of breath
What Causes Preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia begins in the placenta. When new blood vessels develop for the placenta, they are narrow and react differently to hormonal signaling than regular blood vessels. The size and irregular function of these blood vessels lead to preeclampsia.
What If Preeclampsia Remains Untreated?
If allowed to develop, preeclampsia causes eclampsia, a condition that causes expecting mothers to have seizures. Preeclampsia could also lead to HELLP syndrome. This condition causes hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and a low platelet count. HELLP syndrome changes the blood’s ability to clot and harms a mother’s liver function.
Preeclampsia also places babies at risk. If the placenta is not receiving enough blood, babies may be born at a low birth weight due to a lack of nutrients. Preeclampsia may also lead to preterm birth or placental abruption, a serious condition that causes the placenta to separate from the uterus before delivery.
Call Today to Find a Preeclampsia Attorney
Preeclampsia is a condition that every doctor should be actively monitoring in pregnant patients. A failure to properly diagnose or treat preeclampsia can cause babies to have complications at birth. Since a doctor’s job is to detect serious conditions like preeclampsia, they are responsible for the suffering of mother or baby. If you or your child has suffered because of medical malpractice, it’s time to obtain the help of an attorney.
Medical debt, pain and suffering, and other losses are eligible for compensation with the help of a qualified birth injury lawyer. With financial security, your family will be able to focus on what matters: recovering and planning for the future. By calling Birth Injury Guide, you’ll be put in touch with the leading birth injury lawyers in the country, all of whom have won life-changing results for their clients.
If you think you can’t afford an attorney, you’re wrong; medical malpractice lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning clients pay nothing upfront. Your attorney can cover the cost of your case from beginning to end, taking a fee only after you get a verdict or settlement. It doesn’t cost any extra to get the nation’s best lawyer on your side. Get the help you need from a world-class attorney today.
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When a baby is disproportionately large relative to the due date or the size of the mother.
Babies born prior to 37 Weeks are at a heightened risk of birth injury and often have complicated medical problems.
Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)
Size and/or shape of mother's pelvis was not adequate for baby to be born vaginally.
Occurs when a baby is deprived of oxygen to it's brain, before, during or after delivery. This can lead to a variety of severe brain injuries.
Labors lasting longer than 20+ hours can cause HIE, cerebral palsy, infection, sepsis, meningitis and many other issues to the baby.
Abnormal Birth Position
Babies born face first, feet first or buttocks first are at risk as the baby could become stuck in the birth canal.