Preeclampsia &
Obstetrical Malpractice

Birth Injury Attorneys in Kansas City, MO

Preeclampsia is a relatively common condition that is estimated to affect about 1 out of 20 pregnant women. It is characterized by an increase in blood pressure after approximately the 20th week of pregnancy. If unrecognized or mismanaged, preeclampsia places both mother and baby at risk of serious injury or even death. As such, it is imperative for pregnant women to be monitored for preeclampsia and to be diagnosed if they display symptoms of this dangerous condition. While there is no treatment for preeclampsia, mild cases may benefit from bed rest and dietary changes, or an early delivery by C-section or induction may be recommended.

If your doctor failed to diagnose preeclampsia, or you or your child suffered any type of injury related to preeclampsia, contact Cullan & Cullan. Our Kansas City birth injury lawyers can talk to you about the situation, review medical records, and investigate the matter to determine whether you were subjected to substandard medical care. If so, we can seek justice on your behalf.

Contact our firm at (816) 253-8606 for a free consultation and review of your case.

Preeclampsia Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of preeclampsia:

  • High blood pressure
  • Protein in the urine
  • Edema (swelling of the hands, ankles, or face)
  • Severe headaches
  • Rapid weight gain over one or two days
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision or other vision problems
  • Nausea and vomiting

Your doctor should know the symptoms of preeclampsia and should immediately inform you and work out a plan to address this condition once it has been diagnosed.

Managing Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is pregnancy-induced and will persist as long as the pregnancy lasts. There are methods that can help with mild cases of preeclampsia if a baby is not developed enough for delivery:

  • Bed rest
  • Increased prenatal checkups and testing
  • Decrease in salt consumption
  • Increase in protein consumption
  • Increase in water consumption

If preeclampsia is diagnosed and the baby is sufficiently developed, usually around 34 weeks of gestation, an early delivery via C-section or induced vaginal birth may be recommended. In severe cases, medication may be administered to lower the mother’s blood pressure and speed up the baby’s lung development.

Call a Kansas City Preeclampsia Lawyer at Cullan & Cullan

Do not wait to put a skilled Kansas City birth injury attorney on your side. At Cullan & Cullan, we are committed to helping you restore your life to the fullest possible extent while increasing awareness of preeclampsia mismanagement to help others avoid needless suffering.

To learn more, call (816) 253-8606.

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