Preeclampsia is a birth related condition caused by high blood pressure. Oftentimes, it has no other symptoms other than high blood pressure, and it can happen before, during and after giving birth. If not timely treated, preeclampsia can evolve into a life threatening condition for both the child and mother. Preeclampsia impacts 5-8% of all pregnancies, and is becoming one of the most common missed diagnosis medical malpractice lawsuits today. As technology develops, so too does the ability to diagnose preeclampsia early, before any harm is caused to the baby or mother.
However, the education of labor and delivery departments throughout New Jersey is not keeping up with that technology. Current medical literature shows that the most common symptoms and modern testing for preeclampsia: high blood pressure, abnormal urine tests, headache, nausea or vomiting, abdominal and back pain, and neurological problems are not being documented or appreciated during the birth process. This is causing even the most advanced medical facilities and practitioners to misdiagnose this condition.
Here at Gill and Chamas we are currently leading the way to investigate medical malpractice actions concerning preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, eclampsia, or any injury caused to the child or mother through the pre-natal, delivery or post-delivery care and treatment. We have associations with the top experts in this field, and are focusing our vast resources on helping families who fall victim to a common and treatable obstetrical condition that medical practitioners neglect to appreciate too often with today’s modern technology and medical understanding.