Pre-eclampsia is a complication during pregnancy that is caused by high blood pressure in the mother which can have consequences for both the mother and the fetus. Complications from pre-eclampsia for the fetus may include intrauterine growth restrictions as well as brain damage due to lack of oxygen in the blood.
What Are The Effects Of Pre-eclampsia Be For The Mother And The Child?
When an expectant mother is suffering from pre-eclampsia, her blood pressure may get so high that the baby can be deprived of adequate oxygen and as a result, can suffer brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy. As far as we know, there is no known cause of pre-eclampsia and little to no effective treatments. Usually, delivery of the baby may be the only answer to save the lives of mother and child, even if it means a premature birth.
Birth Injuries Occur When A C-Section Or Induced Labor Is Not Performed Promptly
When your obstetrician fails to diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia promptly, or fails to induce labor via a natural birth or cesarean section to save the fetus from the effects of pre-eclampsia, birth injury is often the result. When birth injuries happen, parents want and deserve answers — and also deserve compensation when birth defects mean a life filled pain and suffering for the child and excessive medical expenses.
If you think that your baby was born with conditions that may have been caused by unrecognized pre-eclampsia, schedule a free consultation with an experienced birth injury attorney at The Lancione Law Firm, today.
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We have successfully handled many birth injury cases related to undiagnosed pre-eclampsia. We are dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Ohio by holding the negligent party accountable for the harm they cause. Call (440) 220-4439 or email us today to schedule your free initial consultation regarding legal options when birth trauma for undiagnosed pre-eclampsia results in disabilities such as cerebral palsy for your child.
The team at The Lancione Law Firm can answer any of your questions and offer you sound legal guidance regarding your options following a serious birth injury or loss of life caused by medical negligence. The team at The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio. We have three generations of attorneys that have represented victims of malpractice and birth injuries and have a proven track record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for victims statewide. Give our office a call today!