Preeclampsia Symptoms and Treatment
As the Preeclampsia Foundation has stated, the cause of the condition is unknown, but it can cause a number of complications, including kidney and liver damage, brain injury, and seizures. Without prompt treatment, mother and baby could die. If a doctor failed to diagnose or treat preeclampsia symptoms, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation.
Preeclampsia symptoms include rapid weight gain, stomach pain, dizziness, or nausea, per WebMD.
In cases requiring urgent care, preeclampsia can cause:
- severe headaches;
- sudden weight gain in the course of a day or two;
- sudden swelling in the eyes, face, or hands;
- decreased urination; and
- sudden changes in vision, such as blurriness, temporary vision loss, and increased sensitivity to light.
The severity of the condition and how far along in the pregnancy the woman is will determine treatment. For mild cases, bed rest and frequent blood pressure monitoring may be all that is required. If the woman is at least 37 weeks along, labor may be induced to prevent stress on the baby.
If the preeclampsia is severe, hospitalization may be required for the remainder of the pregnancy. Medications may be prescribed to prevent seizures and lower blood pressure. If preeclampsia worsens, an emergency C-section may be performed.
Why Should I Trust Attorney Chris Mellino to Handle My Preeclampsia Lawsuit?
First, Mellino Law Firm does not advertise. Attorneys and satisfied clients send us the majority of our cases. Others find us online.
Second, Chris Mellino is respected throughout northeast Ohio for his ability to dig below the surface to make sure no fact is overlooked. In fact, he’s been involved in several cases that changed state law, includingMoskovitz v. Mt. Sinai Medical Center (1994) and Watkins v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1998). In the latter, he and his previous partner were awarded the largest verdict in the state that year.
Third, medical malpractice claims are time consuming and labor intensive, we’re selective about the cases we accept. Some firms:
- take every case that walks in the door,
- settle those cases for the first amount the defendant offers in order to fund their next commercial to bring in even more clients, and
- leave clients in the hands of first-year associates, paralegals, or case managers.
We only pursue compensation for patients and families who’ve suffered a severe injury, disability, or death. By limiting the number of claims we accept, we’re able to give each one the unique attention it deserves.
Last but not least, since 2010, we’ve been the only preeclampsia attorneys in Cleveland to be accepted into Primerus, which screens potential members by speaking to judges, other lawyers, bar associations, clients, and insurance carriers about a firm’s integrity, work product, fee structure, education, civility, and community service.
If you have questions about preeclampsia or whether you still have time to file a claim in Ohio, Chris invites you to contact our office for a free consultation.