Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

West Virginia Birth Injury Lawyer

There are so many processes and changes that occur in the body during a woman's nine months of pregnancy. It follows that there are many complications that can arise. One of the most common of these problems is Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH). PIH can affect both the mother and child negatively if it is not correctly identified and treated. It is an unfortunate fact that doctors sometimes overlook signs of this potentially life-threatening condition. The nine months of pregnancy are a very physically and emotionally trying time in the life of a mother. The last thing you should have to worry about is the incompetence or negligence of the attending medical professionals in the midst of such a momentous occasion. If you or your child has suffered undo harm due to the carelessness of a qualified medical professional, it is imperative that you acquire the legal expertise of a birth injury attorney.

PIH is a condition that begins after the 20th week of pregnancy. When gone undiagnosed and treated, it can damage the mother's kidney, liver, brain, and unfortunately placenta. The reduced blood flow to the placenta can result in underdevelopment and low birth weight. PIH is characterized by a steep rise in blood pressure, and an appearance of protein in the urine. The diagnoses must be made over time, and treated with the appropriate lifestyle procedures. If it is not treated, PIH has the potential to develop into eclampsia, a life threatening condition for you and your child. If your medical practitioners do not succeed in recognizing and helping you deal with PIH, they should be held accountable for the ensuing health problems. When seeking reimbursement for malpractice during pregnancy, an attorney with expertise in the field is needed.

Call a Birth Injury Attorney for Qualified Legal Assistance

The wellbeing and future wellbeing of a mother and her child are issues to be regarded with the most seriousness. The West Virginia personal injury lawyers at the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC are ultimately mindful of these human characteristics, and qualified to represent them in the court of law. GQ Magazine, The NY Times, Readers Digest, ESPN, and HBO have agreed, the firm has the credentials, the experience, and ultimately, the lawyers best suited to represent you.

If your Pregnancy Induced Hypertension was overlooked and undiagnosed by your doctor, contact a West Virginia birth injury attorney and ensure that you get what you deserve and your doctor gets what they deserve.


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