For pregnant women, routine visits to the OB-GYN can be emotional. The list of things that can go wrong during pregnancy seems endless, and women rely on their doctors to catch and treat anything that could prevent a healthy delivery.One of those conditions is pre-eclampsia, which occurs in 3 to 7 percent of all pregnancies. Pre-eclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the mother’s urine. Generally, the only effective treatment for pre-eclampsia is delivering the baby. However, a mother may have a pre-eclampsia malpractice claim if her doctor failed to diagnose or manage the condition.If you suffered from pre-eclampsia and your doctor should have caught the condition, an experienced lawyer can help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Attorney Janet Izzo is the founding attorney at Izzo Law Office, and she represents women in Syracuse and throughout New York who were victims of birth injuries and OB-GYN malpractice.

Dangers Of Untreated Pre-Eclampsia

In most situations, pre-eclampsia develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy. However, it can begin as late as four to six weeks postpartum. Without treatment, pre-eclampsia can lead to serious or fatal complications for both the mother and baby. When a mother’s blood pressure is too high, it cuts off the blood flow to the baby, which prevents the baby from receiving needed food and nutrients. When left untreated, pre-eclampsia can also cause:

  • Eclampsia
  • Seizures
  • Liver problems
  • Eye problems
  • Placental abruption
  • Stroke
  • Death

Protect Your Family; Talk To An Attorney Today

If you were the victim of untreated or misdiagnosed pre-eclampsia, contact Gillette & Izzo Law Office to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. Complete our online contact form or call 315-421-1000 to schedule your consultation.

We handle all birth injury cases on a contingency basis, which requires no payment upfront, and you only pay us if we successfully recover on your behalf.