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
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
- 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.