The recent death of an Olympic athlete has shed light on eclampsia which is a potentially fatal condition occurring during pregnancy or the postpartum period. Eclamptic seizures develop as a complication of preeclampsia which woman can experience during pregnancy. Preeclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure with protein in the urine.
Eclampsia, as a severe complication of preeclampsia, can be life-threatening for both mothers and babies. Eclampsia is preventable and treatable with proper prenatal care and medical supervision. Most woman will have warning signs before having a seizure caused by eclampsia. The warning signs include severe headaches, difficulty breathing, nausea or vomiting, and upper right side abdominal pain.
Pursuant to the standard of care, doctors and other health care providers have a responsibility to detect and treat conditions like preeclampsia that can lead to eclampsia. Treatment for eclampsia includes induction of labor as well as magnesium sulfate to prevent seizures and medicine to lower blood pressure. Unfortunately, not all medical professionals meet this standard of care, leading to devastating outcomes for mothers and their families.
As a law firm specializing in medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, we have seen firsthand the impact that medical negligence can have on families. We believe in holding negligent parties accountable and helping families obtain the compensation they deserve.
If you believe your loved one’s death or injury from eclampsia was due to medical negligence, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
At Mossing & Navarre, our experienced attorneys have a proven record in handling complex medical malpractice cases. We have successfully brought cases on behalf of families where due to medical malpractice preeclampsia led to eclamptic seizures resulting in the mother’s death and a birth injury to the child.
We offer a no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and potential next steps. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning no fee is charged unless we win your case. This approach ensures you have access to justice, regardless of your financial situation.
At Mossing & Navarre, we are dedicated to fighting for families affected by eclampsia. Contact us today to find out how we can help. To set up your free, fully confidential consultation, please contact us at www.mossingnavarrelaw.com, or call us at 312-262-6700.