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Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and is often indicated by high blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (postpartum preeclampsia). Preeclampsia indicates that some of a women’s organs, like her liver or kidneys, may not be functioning normally. This serious condition affects 2 to 8 percent of pregnancies worldwide and causes about 15 percent of premature births.
The majority of pregnant women with preeclampsia have healthy babies. However, if it is not treated properly, it can cause serious problems for both mother and baby, including premature birth and even death.
Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia include:
Physicians aren’t sure of exactly what causes preeclampsia, but there are certain factors that put some pregnant women more at risk for preeclampsia than others. These risk factors include:
Without treatment, preeclampsia can complicate pregnancies and cause serious health problems in both women and infants.
Some complications for mothers may include:
Some complications for infants may include:
There is no cure for preeclampsia, but doctors can administer certain tests to help diagnose and monitor it. Examples of doctor negligence associated with preeclampsia include:
The birth injury attorneys at WKW have years of experience with cases like yours and a passion for getting families the care that they need. Our Indianapolis attorneys and staff can help you build a case and ensure you’re not alone during this difficult time.
With a strong and trustworthy birth injury attorney, you’ll have someone advocating for what’s rightfully yours. Contact the attorneys at WKW for a consultation to decide how to best move forward with your case. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.