Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Lawyer
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Hypertension (high blood pressure) can be an extremely dangerous condition in pregnant women. Most often diagnosed late in pregnancy, pregnancy induced hypertension may result from abnormalities of the placenta that affect the blood flow in the mother. Once diagnosed, a patient with pregnancy induced hypertension must be carefully monitored to minimize risks of seizures and other issues that may result in premature delivery. Premature delivery in itself has a number of innate dangers to the baby and should be avoided if possible. However, at times the risk will become so great to the mother that the baby must be delivered early to save her life. Once the baby is delivered, the mother will most likely be able to recover as the progress of the disorder will stop. However, in severe cases, pregnancy induced hypertension can escalate to a life-threatening form of the condition called eclampsia.
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Although the cause of pregnancy induced hypertension has yet to be determined, a doctor should still be able to diagnose the condition and recommend treatment to limit the chance of injury to mother and baby. When a doctor is negligent in his or her diagnosis or treatment of a patient with hypertension, catastrophic injury or death may result.
If you or your child has suffered a serious injury due to undiagnosed or improperly treated pregnancy induced hypertension, it is time for you to contact an attorney. A skilled birth injury lawyer can review the circumstances of your case and determine whether you may be able to take legal action through a lawsuit against the doctor or hospital for their negligence or malpractice.
Find out more about medical malpractice and how it may relate to injuries from pregnancy induced hypertension by talking to a birth injury attorney at our firm.
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