I’m sorry to hear that you suffered complications from pre-eclampsia. It is the responsibility of your obstetrician to monitor your health and the health of your baby during pregnancy, and to do everything possible to keep you healthy. If you or your child suffered a serious injury during pregnancy or child birth, it could be a result of your doctor’s medical malpractice. You may wish to pursue a legal case against your obstetrician.
There are a number of medical conditions that can affect a mother and a child during pregnancy, and the most common one is pre-eclampsia. All obstetricians should be aware of the dangers of pre-eclampsia, and should keep a lookout for symptoms of the disease. The most common symptom of pre-eclampsia is high blood pressure. If a mother develops pre-eclampsia during pregnancy and it is not treated, it can lead to a stroke, seizure, or even death.
When pre-eclampsia develops during pregnancy, it can sometimes have an impact even weeks after the child is born. In some tragic cases, the mother may suffer a sudden stroke or seizure after the child is born, which can be the result of pre-eclampsia. Obstetricians are responsible for testing and monitoring the health of the child and the mother during pregnancy, which can help prevent a tragedy. If a doctor fails to perform the proper tests, the doctor may be liable for malpractice.
If you believe that you suffered complications from pre-eclampsia that was not properly diagnosed, call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We will provide you with a free consultation. Call us today or visit us on Facebook to learn more.