Helping Victims Of Preeclampsia In Arizona

Preeclampsia is one of the most common of dangerous pregnancy complications and may affect either a mother or a baby. It occurs when hypertension (high blood pressure) arises in pregnancy due to significant amounts of protein in the urine. While it progresses differently among patients, most cases are diagnosed preterm, but may occur up to six weeks postpartum. Apart from Caesarean section or induction of labor (delivery of the placenta), there is no known cure.

If a doctor fails to diagnose or treat it, it can pose a very serious risk and can result in a baby having less oxygen and failing to grow. When the mother is exposed, it can result in death, infection and permanent damage to the liver, kidney or brain.

At Steve German, A Law Firm, in Scottsdale, we offer a free consultation in cases of possible medical malpractice. Call 480-607-9166 to arrange a time to meet with us.

Eclampsia occurs in about one out of every 2,000 to 3,000 pregnancies and is characterized by seizures (convulsions) in a pregnant woman that are not related to a pre-existing brain condition. It follows preeclampsia, but it is difficult to tell when it will progress from preeclampsia. If/when it progresses unchecked, it can result in seizures, brain injuries, neurological damage to a mother, and cerebral palsy or death in the child.

HELLP syndrome is characterized by symptoms that occur in pregnant women who have hemolysis (the breakdown of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes, or low platelet counts. Its main treatment is to deliver the baby as soon as possible, even if the baby is premature.

Phoenix Eclampsia Attorney Handling Birth Injury

As lawyers, we have experience in some of the most complex birth injury cases in the state. We always strive to fuse compassion with our aggressive advocacy.

Due to medical negligence, one of our clients had to deal with the death of his wife and terrible cerebral palsy in his child. We were able to obtain over $1 million in damages, and while it was one of the most challenging cases for us, both emotionally and legally, it was also one of the most rewarding cases on which we've ever worked.

If you are dealing with a birth injury issue that you believe stemmed from negligence, we encourage you to reach out as soon as possible.

To discuss any Arizona birth injury with one of our Scottsdale preeclampsia attorneys in a free initial consultation, call 480-607-9166 or email us here.