To make a successful pre-eclampsia compensation claim, you will need to get expert legal advice from a specialist medical negligence solicitor experienced in birth injury claims.

Make a Pre-Eclampsia Claim

In around 0.5% of pregnancies the symptoms associated with pre-eclampsia progress and worsen, leading to more pronounced and a greater variety of symptoms for the mother and greater mortality risks for both parent and child. Medical staff should always be well-trained in diagnosing and treating the condition, so these situations should not be allowed to develop.

You may be entitled to make a birth injury claim relating to pre-eclampsia in the following instances:

  • Where there is a delayed diagnosis of the condition by medical staff, leading to elevated levels of suffering, pain and/or health risk to the mother and baby. This can also apply to situations where the condition was spotted but misdiagnosed as something else, potentially providing grounds for a misdiagnosis claim.
  • When the condition might have been spotted promptly but the necessary treatment is delayed inducing greater pain, suffering and/or risk than strictly necessary given the situation.
  • Where an incorrect course of treatment is provided, leading to greater harm to the mother/baby or failing to address the symptoms of pre-eclampsia.
  • Where substandard care or treatment results in or exacerbates the complications or any associated conditions of pre-eclampsia. These can be of both a physical and/or psychological nature.

Why make a Pre-Eclampsia claim?

Pre-eclampsia affects around 4% of pregnant women, and when left unchecked the condition and the symptoms associated with it can pose a serious threat to the health of both mother and baby. Doctors should remain vigilant in regard to pre-eclampsia’s progression.

When treatment for pre-eclampsia does not reach the standards we expect from health professionals, the impact on both mother and baby’s physical and mental health can be extremely debilitating, and we understand that families in this position may not have the resources to fight a legal case in order to put things right.

  • Specialist birth injury solicitors
  • No win, no fee claims
  • Independently recognised as experts

What is Pre-Eclampsia?

Whilst the exact cause of Pre-Eclampsia is not known, it has been linked with problems relating to the placenta; the organ which regulates the passage of blood between the mother and her baby. Learn more about pre-eclampsia in the articles below.

Pre-Eclampsia: Learn More

Specialist Pre-Eclampsia lawyers

Blackwater Law solicitors specialise in medical negligence claims and are experienced in representing parents across England and Wales in making claims for birth injuries that have resulted from poor clinical care. We operate all of our birth injury cases on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Our team of lawyers are independently recognised as being specialists in the area of medical negligence by the Legal 500. This means that if you approach Blackwater Law for advice, the guidance you receive will be some of the best available to you.

Looking for advice?

Speak to a member of our specialist birth injury team. Find out if you could have a claim.

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