How a Medical Malpractice Attorney at Bohrer Brady Can Help
If you would like to pursue full compensation for any injuries resulting from mismanaged or misdiagnosed preeclampsia, you will need to prove the extent of the injuries. Our qualified personal injury attorneys in Baton Rouge can help prove the extent of you and your child’s injuries, with the help of our network of top researchers and preeclampsia experts in the nation. We can consult with a vast network of pediatric orthopedists, OBGYNs, neurologists, neonatologists, and maternal-fetal specialists.
We have the combined experience and resources necessary to provide you with the reliable representation you need to build a strong case.
Do You Have a Preeclampsia Case?
When a mother develops high blood pressure during her pregnancy, this condition is referred to as preeclampsia. Unfortunately, the symptoms of preeclampsia don’t often appear until the late stages when it develops into a life-threatening condition. The potentially serious nature of preeclampsia makes it necessary to diagnose it early, which can help minimize the risk of birth injury to both the mother and child during pregnancy.
You may have a preeclampsia case if negligence was responsible for birth injuries, including instances of pre-birth medical malpractice, such as:
- Failure to properly diagnose the condition
- Failure to provide reasonable care for high-risk mothers who have preeclampsia
- Failure to sufficiently monitor the mother and fetus throughout the pregnancy, including during labor and delivery
- Induction errors that may include the inappropriate administration of labor-inducing drugs
- Delays in necessary C-section or general failure to perform either C-section or induction
Doctors, nurses, and other care professionals have a responsibility to provide the necessary care to preserve the well-being of both mother and child. Preeclampsia complications can result if that duty is neglected, in which case you may be able to seek compensation for damages sustained.
Call the birth injury attorneys in Baton Rouge at Bohrer Brady as soon as possible following your delivery to get started on your case. Our team of experienced lawyers works to help our clients recover damages such as the cost of future treatment and therapy, along with disability damages, pain and suffering, and other potential damages.
Preeclampsia Birth Injuries
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that is widely known among the medical community. The early detection of this condition is critical to prevent it from developing into a life-threatening condition for the mother and child.
For mothers, untreated preeclampsia could potentially culminate in serious conditions and injuries, such as:
- Eclampsia – Occurs when preeclampsia is left untreated and develops to the point of causing maternal seizures
- Blood clots
- Low platelets
- Low blood volume
- Damage to the central nervous system
- Liver or kidney failure
For babies, untreated preeclampsia may cut off the child’s blood and oxygen supply during delivery, often resulting in certain conditions and injuries, such as:
- Premature delivery
- Placental abruption
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Sensory impairment
- Birth asphyxia
- Intellectual and developmental disabilities
A preeclampsia condition requires constant monitoring. To avoid devastating birth injuries, early delivery may be required using C-section or induced labor. If a medical professional fails to order this and the baby or mother develops any of the complications listed above, then the professional may be held responsible for negligence.
Birth Injuries: Who Is Responsible?
Doctors, nurses, and other professionals may be able to diagnose preeclampsia based on a number of symptoms including:
- High blood pressure
- Protein appearing in urine
- Excessive swelling
- Fast weight gain
- Buildup of fluid in the lungs
- Shoulder or abdominal pain
- Blurred vision or unusual headaches
- Low platelet count in blood
It’s important for medical professionals to quickly diagnose and treat preeclampsia before it has the chance to develop into a serious condition. If they fail at any point to properly diagnose or address preeclampsia and you or your child endure any injuries as a result of their negligence, they may be held liable for the damages sustained.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Baton Rouge
Have you or your child suffered harm as a result of preeclampsia due to negligence? We’re here to help. Our dependable medical negligence attorneys in Baton Rouge will be able to discuss your case in a free consultation. Simply contact Bohrer Brady online or call us toll-free at 1-800-876-3911 to schedule your consultation today.