Preeclampsia

Pittsburgh Preeclampsia Attorneys

Have You or Your Baby Been Hurt Due to Preeclampsia? Call (844) 383-0565.

Characterized by high blood pressure and often liver and kidney damage, preeclampsia generally occurs 20 weeks into pregnancy. Sadly, it affects about 1 in 20 pregnancies and, therefore, has been cited as one of the most common pregnancy complications.

When preeclampsia is detected early and treated properly, it can be overcome with little to no harm to the child and parent. But when medical negligence is involved, the outcome can be fatal. If you or your child has been injured due to a medical professional’s misdiagnosis of or failure to treat preeclampsia, our lawyers at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. want to help.

Our Pittsburgh legal team always fights on the side of the plaintiffs because we are passionate about bringing negligent parties to justice. We pride ourselves on providing clients with compassionate, high-quality legal counsel, as we genuinely understand the havoc a birth injury can wreak on families and their well-being. Don’t work with a firm that sees you as another case file; at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we treat our clients like the real people they are.

Contact a Pittsburgh preeclampsia attorney online today to arrange a free consultation.

Preeclampsia Symptoms

A person can develop preeclampsia without showing any symptoms, which is why frequent prenatal checkups are vital for every expecting mother. If symptoms do arise, they tend to include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Decrease in blood platelets
  • Decrease in urine frequency
  • Excess concentration of protein in urine
  • Pain in the upper abdomen (often, the right ribs)
  • Vision changes (temporary blindness, light sensitivity, and/or blurred vision)

How to Treat Preeclampsia

Since preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related condition, it will typically subside once pregnancy is over. However, it remains important to treat preeclampsia so that it does not develop into eclampsia (in which the parent may suffer convulsions, coma, or death) or another health condition.

Preeclampsia treatment often comprises one or more of the following care options:

  • Plenty of bed rest
  • Medication to alleviate symptoms
  • Early labor induction
  • Emergency C-section
  • Hospitalization (for severe cases of preeclampsia)

If you have preeclampsia, it is encouraged that you attend prenatal checkups more frequently, decrease your sodium intake, and increase your protein and water intake.

Potential Complications and Health Issues

If preeclampsia is left untreated, it may worsen in severity. As mentioned, this could put you and your child at risk of suffering another complication or health condition, such as:

  • Eclampsia
  • Postpartum preeclampsia
  • Placental abruption
  • Preterm childbirth
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Cardiovascular disease

Recover Compensation for Your Injuries

While preeclampsia is treatable, it is a serious condition that must be identified as early as possible by any attending medical professionals. When they fail to do their job, and it brings harm to you and your child, you have the right to take legal action in pursuit of compensation.

A successful claim could help you cover medical and hospital bills, lost wages, and any other costs — economic or non-economic — that have accumulated as a result. For instance, you may be entitled to compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering, or the like. What’s more, the medical professional who harmed you will be prevented from doing the same to others.

Work with a Lawyer You Can Trust

Claims involving preeclampsia can be difficult to prove, but our attorneys at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. have done it time and again, as we have helped clients substantiate and assert their claims for more than 40 years. Due to our skillful legal representation, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, helping them move on with their lives. Should you work with us, we will apply the same grit and dedication to fighting for you and your family.

Call (844) 383-0565 to talk to a Pittsburgh preeclampsia lawyer today. We accept cases in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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