Doctors Need To Recognize The Signs Of Pre-Eclampsia

Many pregnant women are at risk of developing dangerously high blood pressure leading to conditions known as pre-eclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). When doctors fail to recognize the symptoms of pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia, both mother and child are put at risk.

If you or someone close to you was harmed due to a doctor's failure to recognize or treat PIH or pre-eclampsia, the attorneys at The Lawrence Firm, PSC are here to stand up for your rights. We have extensive experience handling birth injury lawsuits for clients in Covington, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and throughout the region.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Kentucky or Ohio pre-eclampsia or PIH lawyer.

Pregnancy And High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure during pregnancy is a dangerous medical condition that must be handled with care and urgency. Severe pre-eclampsia can result in stroke, brain damage and even fatal injuries to the mother or child. Pre-eclampsia can also lead to premature birth, which puts the child at risk of developing cerebral palsy, epilepsy, vision and hearing problems, and other birth defects. Doctors must be especially diligent in monitoring mothers who are at heightened risk of pre-eclampsia. Risk factors include first pregnancy, advanced maternal age and a family history of blood pressure disorders.

Modern medical technology makes possible the early detection and diagnosis of pre-eclampsia and other birth injuries. When warning signs of these injuries are present and doctors fail to recognize or follow up on them, it may be a case of medical negligence.

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If you or a loved one has been injured due to negligence of any kind, our lawyers are here to protect your rights. Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-698-4054 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney from our firm.