Pre-eclampsia is a condition that seriously threatens both mother and baby. It occurs during the later stages of pregnancy and after delivery, causing fluid retention and protein to build up in the mother’s urine. It generally results in the mother’s blood pressure rising to dangerous levels. Other symptoms include headaches, swelling, nausea, weight gain, breathing problems and abdominal pain.
Medical staff usually discover pre-eclampsia during the screening process and will treat it appropriately. However, occasionally the condition goes undetected or untreated, with potentially serious consequences for the health of mother and baby.
Failure to diagnose pre-eclampsia can lead to a stroke, organ failure and even death.
Maternity units need to be particularly aware of those groups of women who are most at risk of pre-eclampsia, such as first time mums, multiple pregnancies, family history, age and obesity.
If injury is suffered as a result of a failure by the medical professionals responsible for you care you may be entitled to claim compensation. we deal with pre-eclampsia claims nationwide and can represent you on a no win, no fee basis.
So, if you or your baby have suffered injury due to undetected, undiagnosed or untreated pre-eclampsia and would like to know where you stand on seeking compensation then call our FREE Birth Injury Helpline to make a pre-eclampsia claim on freephone 0800 037 8020
Alternatively you can send details of your case to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get straight back to you with our recommendations.