Preeclampsia HELLP Syndrome

Ohio Attorneys for Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome

At The Donahey Law Firm, with offices in Columbus and throughout Ohio, we have been serving clients for more than 40 years. During this time, we have developed relationships with a network of knowledgeable and well-respected experts. We often consult with these experts to help us build strong cases, including those related to birth injuries like preeclampsia and the HELLP Syndrome. Their testimony at trial has helped us achieve a record of success.

Injury or Death from Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that can be life threatening for the mother and her unborn child. It occurs when pregnant women develop dangerously high blood pressure. Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) can also lead to preeclampsia, it must be discovered and treated in a timely manner or very serious consequences/complications can occur:

  • The mother may suffer convulsions, seizures or stroke that result in brain damage, kidney damage, liver damage or wrongful death.
  • The placenta may separate from the uterus.
  • Premature labor and birth may result, putting the child at risk for many things, including death, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, vision or hearing problems.
  • HELLP syndrome may result.

What Is HELLP Syndrome?

HELLP syndrome is a severe form of preeclampsia that can result when the condition is left untreated. Patients who develop HELLP syndrome may experience headaches, blurred vision, malaise, nausea/vomiting and pain in the upper abdomen. When a physician fails to recognize these signs and fails to treat them properly, he or she may be liable for medical malpractice injuries.

If you suspect that medical malpractice may have led to preeclampsia or the HELLP syndrome, it is critical to talk with a lawyer about your options. Call our Ohio law offices toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation.