Preeclampsia

Fighting For Justice For Injured Infants

Preeclampsia is a medical condition that only affects pregnant women. It occurs when a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure, usually after about 20 weeks of pregnancy. There is currently no confirmed treatment for preeclampsia. Also referred to as pregnancy-induced hypertension, it is triggered by pregnancy and will typically resolve after the baby is delivered. For this reason, an early delivery by C-section or induction is recommended.

Make sure you put a Cleveland preeclampsia lawyer on your side who has the know-how, experience and resources to effectively handle your case. The Lancione Law Firm is built up on an 80-year history of serving Cleveland’s injured. We have the personnel and the experience to competently handle the most complex maternal labor and delivery injury claims, including preeclampsia.

There’s No Excuse For Preeclampsia Mismanagement

If preeclampsia is not diagnosed or is mismanaged, the lives of mother and baby are at risk. Your doctor should always be on the lookout for symptoms of preeclampsia, which may include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Protein in the urine
  • Severe headaches
  • Swelling of the ankles, hands and face (edema)
  • Dizziness, nausea and vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid weight gain caused by increased bodily fluid

Preeclampsia can cause serious and life-threatening complications for mother and baby:

  • A pregnant woman may be at risk of experiencing seizures, organ failure, blood clots, stroke, heart attack and central nervous system issues.
  • A developing fetus may be at risk of suffering brain damage from decreased blood flow or may face heart or lung problems from a premature delivery.

Preeclampsia is typically very easy to diagnose and is a fairly common occurrence, affecting about 2 to 8 out of every 100 pregnant women worldwide. There is no excuse for a doctor’s failure to perform routine urine tests or to listen to a patients’ complaints of headaches, edema or other symptoms. Once preeclampsia is identified, it should be managed as quickly as possible. If a medical professional does not perform the appropriate tests or delays in responding to a preeclampsia diagnosis, he or she may be held accountable.

We Are On A Mission To Hold Medical Professionals Accountable

Since the founding of The Lancione Law Firm, we have helped hundreds of clients recover compensation for their damages due to medical malpractice, which is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Through legal action, we can hold negligent medical practitioners accountable for their actions.

The Lancione family has developed a national reputation for successfully representing the injured and obtaining countless multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. We have an 80-year track record of investigating and successfully litigating birth injury and medical malpractice cases.

Award-Winning Attorneys Respected By The Legal Field

We believe strongly that you can tell a lot about a firm by what their colleagues say and their reputation. At our firm, our attorneys are active in the American medical malpractice community. Our accolades include lifetime achievement awards, service to the Birth Trauma Litigation Group and more. In addition to our formal achievements, we are proud that even industry defense attorneys recommend our firm to their loved ones.

You deserve personal attention from your lawyer. John A. Lancione, our attorney, will examine your case, assess its strengths and help you seek the maximum financial recovery available. 

Get Our Attorneys’ Attention And Care

Our goal is to help you pursue justice while affording you the opportunity to recover in peace. We also rely on our medically trained staff to efficiently obtain medical records, assist in evaluating the clinical experience and research relevant medical facts. Our attorneys will spend their time securing expert witnesses, preparing for the courtroom, conducting interviews with experts and handling the details of your case. You can schedule a time to speak with us by calling 440-571-6862 or contacting our office online.