Preeclampsia and eclampsia each present complications that can injure a mother or baby. If you or your loved one has been harmed because of a doctor’s failure to recognize the onset of preeclampsia or eclampsia and you need competent legal representation to fight for the justice you deserve, you’re in the right place. Contact a Houston, Texas preeclampsia & eclampsia lawyer from Davis & Davis today. We are here to fight for you.
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Unfortunately, and often devastatingly, not every pregnancy goes as planned. However, when this happens, it’s paramount competent doctors are present who can adapt and work to remedy the issue at hand. Sometimes, doctors fall below the medical standard of care, and mothers or their babies are harmed as a result. If this has happened to you, our Harris County, Texas medical malpractice lawyer is on your side.
Preeclampsia & Eclampsia Defined
Preeclampsia occurs most often late in pregnancy, although it can start in the immediate post-delivery time period. The hallmark signs are abnormally high blood pressure, protein in your urine, and swelling in the legs. If not addressed early, it can result in damage to the mother’s kidneys and liver and can progress to Eclampsia, seizures, stroke, and death. Recognizing it early is often life-saving, although it may require inducing the early delivery of your child. There are defined and effective ways to treat Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, and if the Obstetrician or Labor and Delivery staff (Nurses, Midwives, or Nurse Practitioners) don’t implement appropriate treatments on time, injury to the mother or the baby can result.
Eclampsia occurs once out of every several thousand pregnancies and is characterized by seizures (convulsions) in a pregnant woman unrelated to preexisting brain conditions. It follows preeclampsia, but it is difficult to tell when it will progress from preeclampsia. When it progresses unchecked, it can result in seizures, brain injuries, neurological damage to a mother, and cerebral palsy or death to the child.
If a family member suffered a serious birth injury due to a delivery-room mistake regarding preeclampsia or eclampsia, you need to know that there is someone fighting for justice for you, your child, and your family. We are here to do that.
Contact Our Preeclampsia & Eclampsia Lawyers Today
We at the Texas law firm of Davis & Davis focus solely on medical malpractice issues. We are prepared to bring nearly 70 years of combined experience to help you and your loved ones heal as best as possible if you have been injured due to preeclampsia or eclampsia. An ideal resolution comes from decisive action. If you have questions or concerns, we urge you to get in touch. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss eclampsia complications with one of our Houston preeclampsia and eclampsia attorneys, contact us online today.