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Preeclampsia Birth Injuries

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Preeclampsia is a common birth complication (occurring in approximately 1 in every 20 pregnancies in the U.S) and may lead to life-threatening conditions for mother and baby. Characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy, preeclampsia should be carefully watched for, particularly in high-risk pregnancies. It should be treated immediately and properly.

Any delays in preeclampsia treatment or a misdiagnosis of this condition may lead to permanent injuries or even the loss of mother or baby. If you, your loved one, or your child suffered harm due to misdiagnosed or mismanaged preeclampsia, Tom Rhodes Law Firm is here to help. We are a team of New Mexico birth injury lawyers who have come together to represent the interests of those harmed by obstetrical malpractice. These are complex cases, and it can be difficult to prove that preeclampsia was mismanaged, but we have the resources and know-how to succeed.

Contact our firm at (505) 544-4088 for a free review of your case.
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Preeclampsia: Symptoms & Risk Factors

Even slightly elevated blood pressure can present a serious risk during pregnancy. As such, your doctor should carefully monitor your blood pressure at regular intervals. Some women are at a higher risk of developing preeclampsia, and your doctor should be more vigilant if this is the case. Women aged 40 years or older, who have had previous pregnancies with preeclampsia, who are carrying more than one infant, who have diabetes, or who have lupus may be at an increased risk. Obesity and smoking also increase the risk of preeclampsia.

It important to watch for potential signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, which may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain below the rib cage

A New Mexico Birth Injury Attorney Can Help

When preeclampsia is mismanaged or is not diagnosed, you have the right to hold the at-fault doctor or medical facility accountable. A New Mexico birth injury attorney at Tom Rhodes Law Firm can talk to you about what occurred and can review your medical records to determine how to best proceed with a case.

Call our offices at (505) 544-4088 today.

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