Preeclampsia and Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Preeclampsia and Toxemia

Preeclampsia, also referred to as toxemia, is the development of elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine after the 20th week of pregnancy. It may be associated with swelling of the face and hands.

Preeclampsia (toxemia) is a life-threatening condition for both the mother and baby. The only way to “cure” preeclampsia is to deliver the baby. However, if that delivery would be very premature, preeclampsia may be managed by bed rest, close monitoring, and delivery as soon as the fetus has a good chance of surviving outside the womb. Patients are usually hospitalized, but occasionally they may be managed on an outpatient basis with careful monitoring of blood pressure, urine checks for protein, and weight.

Preeclampsia (Toxemia) and Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Preeclampsia may give rise to a medical malpractice case when medical professionals:

  1. Fail to diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia
  2. Fail to treat or inadequately treat preeclampsia

The Fitzgerald Law Firm have obtained hundreds of verdicts and settlements in cases involving birth and pregnancy injuries, including the following:

  1. $5,000,000 Jury Verdict – Wrongful Death of Mother Resulting from Severe Preeclampsia (Toxemia)

    The Fitzgerald Law Firm represented the family of a woman who died as a result of severe preeclampsia. The woman had seen her doctor a week before her death with some symptoms of preeclampsia. She was hospitalized a week later with severe preeclampsia and had her child delivered via a cesarean section. She died several hours later, never seeing her son. Read more about the wrongful death suit involving medical malpractice and severe preeclampsia.

  2. $4,000,000 Settlement – Infant Has Cerebral Palsy and Learning Difficulties Associated with Mother’s Preeclampsia During Pregnancy

    The Fitzgerald Law Firm represented a child with cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. The child’s mother presented at the hospital with high blood pressure (preeclampsia) and leakage from broken membranes that evidenced the presence of meconium. The unborn infant experienced bradycardia, tachycardia, and thick meconium staining.The delay in performing a C-section allegedly caused hypo-ischemic encephalopathy, which led to cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. Read more about the case involving preeclampsia during pregnancy and a child’s learning difficulties.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Lawsuit Involving Preeclampsia (Toxemia)

If you retain The Fitzgerald Law Firm, we will:

  • Undertake a thorough investigation of the pregnancy
  • Consult with medical experts
  • If there is evidence that a there was a failure to diagnose preeclampsia (toxemia) or that the mother received inadequate care, The Fitzgerald Law Firm will seek to recover compensation for the resulting injuries to mother and baby from responsible parties, which may include doctors, nurses, hospitals and other medical care providers

If you want to talk about a pregnancy involving preeclampsia (toxemia), contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm. Please call toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form. Consultations with our experienced lawyers are free.