Injuries from Preeclampsia Complications
Legendary Philadelphia Birth Injury Attorneys
Any woman who is pregnant or expecting will experience some weight gain, swelling of the feet, and changes in her blood pressure. However, some pregnant women develop more swelling or edema, and higher blood pressures than others. When that occurs, the doctor, nurse, or midwife should be monitoring or watching more closely for something called preeclampsia, or pregnancy induced hypertension.
If you developed clear signs of preeclampsia and your doctor did nothing to treat your condition, then you may be able to hold them accountable for the resulting damage to you or your baby. Our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys at The Beasley Firm specialize in developing medical malpractice claims for cases that affected women or children during pregnancy and delivery.
Since 1958, our firm has:
- Won more than $2 billion in verdicts & settlements
- Awarded more than 300 results in excess of $1 million
- Secured the two largest medical malpractice verdicts in Pennsylvania
- Secured hundreds of millions for the victims of birth injury in Philadelphia
- Been named among "The Best Law Firms" for medical malpractice
The Beasley Firm believes our results speak for themselves. Our verdicts and settlements are the result of years of work, trial experience, and gathering the most qualified staff for the job-including two doctors and three nurses who have 60 years of combined experience in preeclampsia patient care in a hospital setting. Through our thorough, meticulous approach to preeclampsia cases, we are able to secure the medical and financial futures of countless clients.
Call (215) 866-2424 for a free legal consultation with our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys. We can answer your questions while helping you determine the next step with confidence and peace of mind.
The Causes & Consequences of Preeclampsia
No one knows why some pregnant women develop preeclampsia or high blood pressure during pregnancy, but we do know that it must be closely monitored and treated right away. If a mother's blood pressure is too high, it vasoconstricts blood vessels, or cuts off the blood flow to the baby.
The blood supply to your baby is the only way your baby gets the much-needed food and nutrients it requires to grow and survive. Your doctor, obstetrician, midwife, or nurse practitioner needs to carefully watch and treat abnormal weight gain, fluid swelling, protein in your urine, or high blood pressure while you are pregnant. If they do not, they may not realize that you have preeclampsia.
If you develop preeclampsia, your doctor or midwife should put you on bed rest, make you lie on your left side, and drink more fluids. In addition, you should also have frequent ultrasounds, biophysical profiles, and non-stress tests to make sure your baby is still growing strong and not in any danger.
If your doctor, midwife, or nurse practitioner does not realize that you are showing signs of preeclampsia and doesn't treat it, you can go on to develop eclampsia and suffer seizures, liver problems, eye problems, bleeding, placental abruption, liver damage, stroke, or even death. In addition, it may also cause catastrophic injuries to your baby, including cerebral palsy.
When Winning Is the Only Option
In the last 55+ years, The Beasley Firm has litigated pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases with documented results. Our collective knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania history-$100 million for an injured baby and a $55 million verdict-as well as hundreds of other multimillion-dollar judgments and settlements.
If you or your child has suffered due to preeclampsia or eclampsia that was not treated by your doctor, nurse, midwife, or nurse practitioner, we can help you. Here at the Beasley Firm, not only do we have a team of nurses and physicians on staff that have actually witnessed and treated pregnant or expecting women with preeclampsia or pregnancy induced hypertension-we have decades of expertise that made us a leader in this field.