Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims

Mismanaged Eclampsia or Preclampsia

Preclampsia is a pregnancy complication that occurs when a woman with previously normal blood pressure before 20 weeks gestation develops high blood pressure or high levels of protein in their urine. If preclampsia is left untreated, the condition can develop into eclampsia (the development of maternal grand mal seizures). 

Severe preclampsia can cause the following conditions in the woman: fluid in the lungs, heart attack, stroke, liver and kidney failure, blood clots, injury to the retina and central nervous system disorders.

The unborn baby may also be affected by problems such as placental abruption, lack of blood flow to the placenta and premature delivery, which can result in serious birth injuries.

Mothers with preclampsia often do not show symptoms until the condition is severe and becomes life threatening. Therefore, it is crucial for physicians to diagnose and manage preclampsia early in pregnancy

If you or your baby have suffered an injury related to preclampsia which you believe was caused or exacerbated by medical negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

To speak with an experienced medical negligence solicitor, please contact Laura today.

How Can Croke Medical Law Help?

Croke Medical Law are well experienced in Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims and will provide expert legal advice in an empathetic manner. 

We can: 

  1. Investigate the cause of injury and provide answers that you deserve to know to allow you to better understand what happened and to determine if a medical error was made. 
  2. Provide advice in relation to the legal process and represent you throughout your legal journey. 
  3. Seek financial compensation for you. 
  4. Seek an explanation and an apology from the wrongdoer(s).