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New York Preeclampsia

Pregnancy and childbirth while natural are also quite complicated. There are a number of things that can go wrong and endangering the well-being of both the mother and the baby. While a doctor cannot always predict certain conditions or take steps to avoid them, with such conditions to arise, it is important for your doctor to diagnose and properly treat the condition to avoid a serious birth injury. One common yet dangerous condition is preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication during which the pregnant woman experiences high blood pressure. Preeclampsia is not only dangerous to the mother, but also to the baby. Like other serious conditions, if not diagnosed, monitored and properly treated, preeclampsia can lead to a serious complications and even lead to death. However, with an early diagnosis and proper treatment, the affects of preeclampsia can be minimized. If you or your baby suffered a serious injury as a result of a misdiagnosis or failure to properly treat preeclampsia, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced New York preeclampsia lawyer right away, as you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries your baby suffered.

Symptoms of preeclampsia

After years of experience as New York preeclampsia lawyers we can tell you that when doctors and other medical professionals are on the lookout for symptoms of preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications, complications are typically avoided. While any pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia, women who are at a higher risk of this complication include women who are pregnant for the first time, women carrying multiples, women who are under 20, women who are over 40, women who are obese, women with diabetes, and women with a history of certain conditions such as chronic high blood pressure, migraine headaches, kidney disease, or lupus. Common symptoms of preeclampsia include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of hands and face
  • Excessive protein in the urine
  • Sudden weight gain

Medical professionals should understand the risks for and signs of preeclampsia and take measures to minimize the effects on both the mother and the baby. If they fail to do so and as a result the mother or baby suffers a serious injury, then the medical professional responsible may have committed medical malpractice.

Preeclampsia complications

Preeclampsia is a serious and potentially dangerous condition. Failure to diagnose and treat it can put the baby at risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and difficulty breathing. Preeclampsia can also cause damage to the placenta which can lead to seizures and death.

Pursuing compensation for preeclampsia complications

As a skilled preeclampsia attorney in New York will explain, if your doctor failed to properly diagnose and treat preeclampsia and as a result you or your baby suffered an injury, New York law allows you to hold that doctor and other medical professionals liable through a medical malpractice claim.

Both you and your child may pursue compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity and pain and suffering. In addition, if your child has permanent disabilities, he or she may also be entitled to receive social security disability benefits.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

Birth injuries can leave a family emotionally and financially devastated. Learning that the condition was preventable and caused by the errors of healthcare workers only adds to the emotional pain. If you are concerned that your child's injury was caused by negligence, do not hesitate to immediately contact an experienced attorney. The preeclampsia attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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