Pre-eclampsia Negligence Claims Experts
Sometimes errors in the medical profession occur, and severe conditions like pre-eclampsia might result from misdiagnosis or mistreatment. For pre-eclampsia negligence claims for compensation, contact The Medical Negligence Experts. Pregnancy should be an exciting time for expectant mothers, in truth.
But there is always the underlying concern that something could go wrong between now and successfully delivering their baby. The standard of antenatal care in the UK is envied the world over.
What is Pre-eclampsia Negligence?
Pre-eclampsia is a condition affecting women at any point in their pregnancy, though more commonly after 30 weeks. It causes the mother to have extremely high blood pressure and puts her at risks of stroke, convulsions, and HELLP syndrome. In essence, the mother can experience symptoms including:
- water retention;
- severe headaches, and;
Pre-eclampsia also poses a significant risk to the baby, both by limiting their blood supply and slowing their growth. Statistics show that under 5% of women are at risk to suffer from pre-eclampsia, meaning that while not particularly common, it should be on every natal professional’s radar. Above all, pre-eclampsia should definitely be checked for in the case of the mother’s well being.
Most cases of pre-eclampsia are identified early and treated quickly. Negligence with pre-eclampsia occurs with a medical practitioner’s failure in the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia or mistreatment due to an avoidable error. The mother and/or baby suffers an injury as a result. Examples of negligence with pre-eclampsia include:
- Insufficient monitoring of a mother’s blood pressure at routine antenatal appointments, especially after 20 weeks.
- Failure to refer a mother for further assessment. Particularly when protein in her urine or high blood pressure indicates she is at risk of developing pre-eclampsia.
- Unnecessary delays to even diagnose pre-eclampsia in the first place.
- Misdiagnosis of pre-eclampsia when a mother presents common symptoms. This may occur at a routine check, or if a mother visits her GP or A&E because she feels unwell.
- Failing to adequately monitor an expectant mother who has a history of pre-eclampsia.
Not exclusive to the first pregnancy
The misconception is that pre-eclampsia often occurs during a woman’s first pregnancy, but that shouldn’t be the assumption. Indeed, such assumptions might, in fact, cause the cases of medical negligence we intend to fight against on a mother’s behalf. The truth is that it can occur in any pregnancy for a woman, no matter if they’re a first-time mother or not.
Moreover, medical professionals stress that pre-eclampsia is a rapidly progressive condition in nature.
How the NHS views medical negligence solicitors for pre-eclampsia
The NHS estimates that up to 15% of all pregnant women suffer from elevated blood pressure. Moreover, they stress that this is not always an indication of pre-eclampsia. But the earlier that the condition arises, the more severe it is likely to be.
Consequently, the most severe cases require a mother to stay in the hospital so she and her baby can be carefully monitored. There is no cure for pre-eclampsia, though the condition typically goes once the baby has been born.
How Can We Help?
If you believe you or your baby were injured due to pregnancy negligence, contact lawyers at The Medical Negligence Experts. We can look into your case and advise whether you can make a claim and how best to proceed.
It is important to note that for a compensation claim to succeed you need to demonstrate that:
- you or your baby did suffer an injury, and;
- that the injury in question was a direct result of negligent care.
In some particular instances, proving this is quite difficult without legal advice. As a result, that’s why certain medical negligence cases can take a long time to reach a conclusion.
We understand that approaching a compensation claim for medical negligence may feel like a heavy burden. Particularly if you or your child is still recovering from your injury. With a team of experts on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we focus on your compensation.
Get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask how we can help you. We work with firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and know the best practices to approach negligent medical professionals.
About our pre-eclampsia negligence claims team
We work with the UK’s top lawyers, but we’re also people with families of our own. Above all, we understand that making a medical negligence claim can be stressful for those unfamiliar with the process. It can be drawn out and complicated, but we will keep you up to date. All without using excessive legal or medical jargon, so that you might know what is going on.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today, and ask how we can help you.
Need some help with Pre Eclampsia Negligence Claims?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: the level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us regarding Pre Eclampsia Negligence Claims?
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We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
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Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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