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Eclampsia Lawyers in St. Louis

Helping Missouri Families Injured By Medical Malpractice

Eclampsia is the condition that will occur if preeclampsia is left untreated. Normally occurring at the end of your pregnancy, 1 in 2000 or 3000 women will develop eclampsia. No one knows what causes eclampsia. However, according to a 2006 study of pregnant women conducted by the Mayo Clinic, pregnant women with elevated levels of two specific proteins in their blood were more likely to develop preeclampsia than other women. These proteins were found to interfere with the growth and function of blood vessels, which supports the theory that preeclampsia is caused by abnormalities in the blood vessels leading to the placenta.

Have you or a loved one been affected by eclampsia? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if a doctor or medical professional did not give you the proper care you needed during your pregnancy. Call Millikan Wright, LLC to discuss your options. Our medical malpractice attorneys have over 50 years of experience defending your rights!

What Is Eclampsia?

Eclampsia is a condition that only affects pregnant women. Risk factors for this condition include being pregnant for the first time, being over the age of 35, carrying multiple children, or having a family history of preeclampsia. There are other factors that a doctor should be able to diagnose.

Eclampsia includes all the symptoms of preeclampsia:

  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Protein in your urine
  • Severe headaches
  • Blurred vision or sensitivity to light
  • Abdominal pain, normally under the right rib
  • Dizziness
  • Decrease in urine output or inability to urinate
  • Blood in the urine
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weight gain because of the increase in bodily fluid

In addition to the above symptoms, mothers with eclampsia can experience seizures, coma, and even death of both the mother and the baby. While the medical community is far from having an answer, it is hopeful that one day a blood test is available to screen for preeclampsia. Since eclampsia is the end result of untreated preeclampsia, the same blood test should aid in the prevention and intervention of preeclampsia, thus avoiding the situation for deteriorating into eclampsia.

Help From a St. Louis Injury Lawyer For Complications of Eclampsia

Working with a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney from Millikan Wright, LLC is the first step if you have been harmed by eclampsia during your pregnancy. During the happiest time of your life, the negligent actions of a doctor should not be able to bring you down. We can help. Our personal injury firm has served the clients of St. Louis, Missouri for over 50 years and are dedicated to upholding your legal rights during this time.

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