Pre-eclampsia Negligence Claims
Pregnancy should be an exciting time for expectant mothers, 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, however, sometimes errors occur and severe conditions like pre-eclampsia can be misdiagnosed or mistreated. If you have suffered pre-eclampsia negligence, and you or your baby have been injured as the result, contact The Medical Negligence Experts.
What is Pre-eclampsia Negligence?
Pre-eclampsia is a condition which can affect women at any point in their pregnancy, though it is more common after 30 weeks. It causes the mother to have extremely high blood pressure and puts her at risks of stroke, convulsions, and HELLP syndrome. While the mother can experience symptoms including water retention, severe headaches, and vomiting, pre-eclampsia also poses a significant risk to the baby as it can limit their blood supply and slow their growth.
Most cases of pre-eclampsia are identified early and treated quickly. Pre-eclampsia negligence occurs when the illness is misdiagnosed or mistreated due to an avoidable error, and where the mother or baby suffers injury as a result. Examples of pre-eclampsia negligence can include:
- Insufficient monitoring of a mother’s blood pressure at routine antenatal checkups.
- Failure to refer a mother for further assessment when protein in her urine or high blood pressure indicate she is at risk of developing pre-eclampsia.
- Delayed diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.
- 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.
The NHS estimates that up to 15% of all pregnant women suffer from elevated blood pressure, and stress that this is not always an indication of pre-eclampsia. The earlier the condition arises, the more severe it is likely to be, and 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 give professional advice about 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 has been injured and that your injury was a direct result of negligent care. In some instances, proving this is difficult which is 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 too big a task, 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.
Need some help?
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?
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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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