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What happens when preeclampsia is undiagnosed

Some pregnant women in Texas may be at risk for a condition known as preeclampsia. This is one of the main causes of illness and mortality worldwide among pregnant women and infants, but if caught in time, it can be monitored and treated.

In some cases, a failure to diagnose preeclampsia could be the result of medical malpractice. There are several risk factors that might alert a physician to be particularly mindful of the possibility. Preeclampsia is more likely in a first-time pregnancy and for women who are carrying more than one fetus. A family history of the condition or a history of some conditions, including kidney disease, migraines, and high blood pressure, increase the likelihood. Mothers who are older than 40 or younger than 20 or who are obese also have a greater preeclampsia risk.

The possibility of preeclampsia can generally be detected with routine blood pressure checks since preeclampsia involves a surge in blood pressure. Mothers may also have protein in their urine. The condition can result in organ failure, a stroke, or a seizure. If a doctor fails to detect the condition, this could be considered negligence. There could be a wrongful death lawsuit if such failure leads to the death of the mother or the child.

Birth injuries can have consequences for the child's entire life. If these injuries are the result of medical malpractice, the medical professional responsible for the injury may be required to pay compensation. Malpractice happens when a person does not receive a reasonable standard of care and that negligence results in harm to the patient. This compensation may be critical for caring for a child who has substantial medical needs.

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