Pre-eclampsia is a potentially lethal complication of pregnancy. Sometimes called, "Toxemia of Pregnancy," pre-eclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine after the 20th week of pregnancy. Other symptoms include swelling (edema) and weight gain.
As the disease progresses, it is usually accompanied by some or all of the following: headache, visual disturbances, abdominal pain, decreased urine output and nausea/vomiting. If untreated, it can progress to eclampsia, a very serious disease that causes seizures, brain herniation and liver rupture.
At the New York City law firm of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we offer more than 40 years of experience seeking justice for parents of children with birth injuries as a result of medical malpractice.
Experienced Representation for New York Birth Injury Victims
There is a well-defined standard of care for diagnosing and treating pre-eclampsia. We identify departures from standard treatment protocols. Since pre-eclampsia affects the blood vessels leading to the placenta, complications from pre-eclampsia and eclampsia include placenta abruption, cerebral palsy, and vision and hearing problems.
In order to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve, our attorneys work with medical doctors, economists and life care planners who accurately quantify costs associated with the medical care and special needs of your child. We also discuss the advantages of a structured settlement or the creation of a special needs trust with any proceeds from a settlement or award in your case.
Contact Our Pre-Eclampsia Lawyers for a Free Consultation
Contact our Wall Street offices today to speak with a caring, respected lawyer who will help you get the honest answers you need. We are committed to representing clients in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Westchester, Nassau and Rockland counties.
All birth injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. You will owe no attorney's fees until we recover financial compensation for you.