Pre-Eclampsia Compensation Claims
Caused by a defect in the placenta, pre-eclampsia can be very harmful to both mother and baby and is one of the more common life-threatening complications during pregnancy. If this has been caused by the negligence of a medical professional, making a claim for compensation is an important next step to take.
What is Pre-Eclampsia?
Approximately one in ten pregnancies are affected by the pre-eclampsia, and it causes serious problems in one in 50 pregnancies. The condition can be potentially fatal for both mother and child. While doctors and medical professionals aim to give the best treatment, there is always a risk of complications or errors occurring. There are no symptoms of pre-eclampsia in the early stages of pregnancy and regular antenatal checks on the mother's urine and blood pressure are the only way to detect the condition.
Who Is at Risk of Pre-Eclampsia?
Pre-eclampsia is a particularly difficult disorder because its cause remains unknown, and terminating the pregnancy represents the only cure. Those most at-risk are:
- First-time mothers
- Mothers who had their last baby at least ten years ago
- Women over the age of 40
- Obese women
- Women who suffer from high blood pressure, kidney disease or diabetes
- Those with a family history of the disorder
- Women who are expecting to give birth to more than one baby
Talk to Us
If you or somebody you know has suffered because of pre-eclampsia, and there is a possibility this may have been due to medical negligence, our specialist solicitors are here to help. Contact us via our enquiry form or by calling us free on 0800 014 7481.