Keeping a child safe is one of the most important jobs as a parent. Unfortunately, preeclampsia is a rapidly progressive condition that can endanger both the mother and the child before the mother even has a chance to give birth. While there is no cure for preeclampsia once it develops, aside from actually delivering the baby, proper prenatal care is essential for managing the disease. However, many healthcare providers fail to notice the signs of preeclampsia or provide this critical treatment, recklessly endangering the safety of both the mother and her unborn baby.
Complications from preeclampsia can be extremely dangerous and even fatal if left undiagnosed. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin believe that no child or mother in Connecticut should have their safety compromised by a healthcare provider's failure to notice the signs of preeclampsia. In the event this does happen, the medical professional should be held accountable for the repercussions that follow their careless actions.
Complications Associated with Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine that occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Preeclampsia can often lead to:
- Organ failure
Even though there is no cure for preeclampsia, there are certain treatments that a prenatal doctor can administer in order to combat the side effects of the disease and prevent it from worsening. Unfortunately, treating both the effects of the disease and its complications can come at a high financial and emotional price.
Contact a Preeclampsia Attorney in Connecticut
Preparing for the birth of your child can be both exciting and stressful, and you should not be robbed of that excitement because of an undiagnosed or mistreated case of preeclampsia. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin believe that you may be entitled to compensation if your preeclampsia went undiagnosed or unmanaged. Call 860.322.5302 to discuss your case and find out how we may be able to fight for you.