At Wilt & Klausing, PLLC, our attorneys have helped hundreds of mothers with preeclampsia and their loved ones to take action against negligent providers. Doctors have a duty to provide mothers and their babies with a reasonable standard of care. Sadly, not all medical professionals adhere to that duty and they put their patients’ health in jeopardy.
After 15 years of representing doctors and hospitals, we could not stand idly by as families suffered at the hands of reckless obstetricians. We set out with a goal to help victims of medical malpractice and we have helped Kentucky residents to recover thousands of dollars in damages.
What Is Preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia is a condition that affects women who are 20 weeks or more pregnant. It is characterized by a sharp rise in blood pressure in mothers who did not previously exhibit blood pressure complications. It can last throughout the pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth.
Factors that can put women at greater risk of developing preeclampsia include obesity and being 40 years of age or older. When blood pressure rises, it can affect the liver, kidneys and other organs. Left untreated, preeclampsia can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences.
Timely Diagnosis And Treatment Can Reduce The Risks
More than half of maternal deaths caused by preeclampsia could have been prevented if doctors had adhered to acceptable standards of care, including:
- Ordering tests to monitor proteinuria, hypertension and blood platelets
- Tracking symptoms associated with preeclampsia such as swelling of the extremities, headaches, reduced urine and vision problems
- Monitoring the mother’s blood pressure throughout the pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period
- Identifying the risk factors of developing preeclampsia
- Inducing delivery or taking other immediate steps to reduce the risk of harm to mother and child
You May Be Entitled To Receive Compensation
If your or your loved one’s physician failed to diagnose or properly treat preeclampsia, you may be entitled to receive the following compensation:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future wage loss
- Rehabilitation services
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term disability
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