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Preeclampsia Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona

Preeclampsia can damage a fetus and cause fatal harm to a mother. The only treatment for preeclampsia is delivering the baby as soon as is feasible to reduce the risk of harm to both mother and child. Physicians who err in the adequate and timely diagnosis of preeclampsia may be held accountable for their failure to act on behalf of their patients.

If you or your unborn baby were the victims of preeclampsia due to the negligence of your medical provider, the birth injury attorneys at Knapp & Roberts can review your information confidentially and seek justice on your behalf. Our birth injury attorneys are:

  • Compassionate and caring towards our clients and their struggles;
  • Aggressive and demanding of insurance companies and negligent parties; and
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of birth injury negotiations and litigation.

Contact Knapp & Roberts now to discuss your case in full with a preeclampsia legal professional.


Let Our Preeclampsia Attorneys Help You

Medical professionals are bound to follow established standards and practices of medicine when treating pregnant women and their unborn children. This duty does not fall solely on obstetricians but extends to other doctors, nurses, and health care providers who treat and care for a mother and their unborn baby.

The birth injury attorneys at Knapp & Roberts will help you gather the evidence you need to make a trial-ready case to prove your medical care provider was negligent when providing your care. Proving medical malpractice requires showing that:

  • There was a doctor/provider and patient relationship;
  • The doctor did not follow the established standard of care for their field when providing care or the same type of care a reasonable doctor in the same position under the same circumstances would follow;
  • The doctor’s actions caused the patient harm; and
  • The patient suffered damages due to the doctor’s actions.

Let our birth injury attorneys begin working on your case to ensure you receive the financial recovery you need to compensate for your damages. Knapp & Roberts will work directly with the medical provider’s insurance company to resolve your case through a negotiated settlement or jury trial verdict.


What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a hypertension disease affecting approximately 5-8% of pregnant women in the United States. While there is no known cause for the disease, some risk factors include:

  • Being over 40 years old;
  • Being overweight;
  • Having multiple gestations; and 
  • Having a mother and baby with a history of high blood pressure.

Preeclampsia typically occurs during pregnancy and postpartum often without any noticeable symptoms. If preeclampsia goes undiagnosed, it can lead to health risks and other abnormalities for both mother and baby.

Preeclampsia can restrict the arteries in the pregnant woman leading to placental abruption unless treated early.


What are the Risk Factors for Preeclampsia?

There are risk factors to watch for in an expectant mother. Physicians should monitor pregnant women during prenatal care for any of the following:

  • Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure;
  • Excessive bleeding;
  • Pulmonary edema;
  • Stroke; and
  • Maternal lung failure.

Symptoms of preeclampsia include:

  • Sudden swelling;
  • Weight gain;
  • Vision changes;
  • High blood pressure; 
  • High protein in the urine; and
  • Low platelets.


Is There a Cure for Preeclampsia?

The only cure for preeclampsia is to deliver the infant as soon as possible. The physician should discuss possible early labor induction or even delivering the baby by C-section.


What are the Risks to the Infant and Mother?

Unless a child is delivered in as soon as is feasible, the child may suffer from:

  • Low oxygen levels, resulting in brain damage;
  • Acidosis; and
  • Death.

There are cases where a mother may also die as a result of preeclampsia.


Contact an Experienced Preeclampsia Attorney in Phoenix

To speak with a preeclampsia attorney in Phoenix about birth injuries and medical malpractice, call Knapp & Roberts. We have decades of experience helping victims through the birth injury claims process and want to help you understand your legal rights and options.

Our attorneys can also discuss your options for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and ongoing healthcare costs. Your consultation is risk-free so reach out to Knapp & Roberts today.

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The personal injury attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at Knapp & Roberts have the compassion and trial lawyer skills to tell your story to a jury. We will get to know you and your family so that we can help the jury understand what has happened to you and your family and how it has changed your lives. Obtain the compensation necessary for the injuries and losses you have suffered.