Eclampsia

Eclampsia and Medical Negligence

Eclampsia is a medical condition suffered by pregnant women that occurs when preeclampsia is not treated. With careful medical treatment, eclampsia can be treated in many situations. When doctors fail to recognize and treat eclampsia, mother and child can suffer serious injuries and even wrongful death.

At The Donahey Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience representing people who have suffered due to birth injuries such as eclampsia and other forms of medical malpractice. Contact us today to speak with an experienced birth injury attorney.

Most Common Complications of Eclampsia

Expecting mothers who experience eclampsia can suffer a wide range of complications/signs/symptoms, including seizures, high blood pressure, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting and abdominal pain. In some cases, eclampsia can result in the death of both mother and child.

With eclampsia, there is an elevated risk of premature delivery, and the accompanying risks to the fetus. Also, since eclampsia disrupts the amount of blood flowing into the placenta, it can prevent the fetus from receiving adequate nutrition.

While many cases of eclampsia are unavoidable, some are the result of medical negligence on the part of obstetricians and other medical staff. Our attorneys can review your case to help you determine if you can pursue compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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