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Preeclampsia Misdiagnosis Lawsuits

Birth Injury Attorneys Serving Philadelphia & Beyond

The misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose preeclampsia can have serious or even deadly consequences. Mother or baby may suffer from catastrophic injuries or may lose their lives as a result of mistreated or misdiagnosed preeclampsia, and at Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C. we believe that at-fault doctors or other healthcare professionals should be held accountable. We fight for families across Pennsylvania who have suffered the consequences of obstetric malpractice in relation to preeclampsia.

It can be difficult to determine whether malpractice occurred, due to the highly technical nature of the medical field. With our resources and experience, however, our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys know what to look for in regard to preeclampsia misdiagnoses and resulting injuries. By calling our firm and arranging a free consultation with one of our lawyers, you can find out whether you have a potential case.

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Preeclampsia: Symptoms, Treatment & Malpractice

Preeclampsia is a medical condition that only occurs in pregnant women, typically at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. It occurs when a pregnant woman’s blood pressure climbs to potentially dangerous levels. This high blood pressure is directly related to the pregnancy, so the only true resolution and treatment will be the delivery of the baby. If the baby has not reached full term, this can be a challenge. In minor cases of preeclampsia, bed rest and medication may help. In serious cases, immediate delivery may be required to save mother and baby.

The following are signs and symptoms of preeclampsia:

  • Blood pressure exceeding 140/90
  • Severe headache
  • Protein in the urine
  • Swelling of the face, hands, ankles
  • Decreased urine output
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision, light sensitivity, or other vision changes
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Shortness of breath

Your doctor should check your blood pressure and urine at every medical appointment during pregnancy. He or she should also listen to your symptoms and concerns. This will help identify preeclampsia, if it occurs. If your doctor did not check your blood pressure or urine, or misread test results, and preeclampsia was missed, you may have grounds for a lawsuit if you or your child suffered harm as a result. The same may apply if you were misdiagnosed and did not have preeclampsia and yet had your child born prematurely. Any injury resulting from substandard medical care may open the door to a valid birth injury lawsuit.

To learn more, call a Philadelphia preeclampsia injury lawyer at our firm at (215) 608-2183.

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