Contracting preeclampsia as an expectant mother is among the most difficult challenges she can experience during pregnancy. The matter becomes even more challenging when her child suffers from preeclampsia or prolonged conditions caused by preeclampsia.
Too often, medical care professionals fail to diagnose and properly treat preeclampsia. The consequences can include lifelong health issues for a child, or even death.
If your child has health complications caused by undiagnosed or misdiagnosed preeclampsia, you have every right to pursue justice.
Bear in mind that you cannot sue your doctor because you or a loved one developed preeclampsia. You can, however, file a suit against your medical care provider due to medical malpractice. The failure of obstetricians, emergency physicians and other hospital employees to promptly diagnose and treat preeclampsia can be grounds for such a lawsuit.
If your child experiences complications from preeclampsia, you may wonder how filing a lawsuit and confronting this painful experience may benefit you and your child. Read on to learn more.
Why Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Can Help You and Your Child
The first benefit of filing a lawsuit for preeclampsia-related medical malpractice is simple: justice. If you and your child have been subjected to avoidable, medical malpractice, you are owed closure for the pain and suffering.
However, we understand that confronting these conditions and going to court can be a difficult experience. Furthermore, it’s common to experience conflicting feelings about the medical profession throughout. To be clear, filing a lawsuit against a doctor or hospital does not mean you are against the medical profession. Instead, it means you need help with the economic and personal losses created by negligence. The law entitles you to fair compensation when your life has been altered by negligent medical care.
Rest assured that our team understands the bravery and confidence it takes to confront such a case; we treat you and your case with the compassion and expertise you and your family deserve.
Will I Receive Compensation from My Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
The complications brought about by a child’s preeclampsia—such as learning disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, blindness, and deafness—are often incredibly expensive, furthering the hardship the condition places on the family. That’s why many who file a lawsuit are understandably focused on receiving compensation to help with the burden of expensive, and often lifelong, medical bills.
Many who file a lawsuit against their medical care provider do receive compensation. In recent cases involving a hospital’s failure to diagnose and treat preeclampsia, juries have awarded the families of brain-injured children up to $45 million as compensation for past and future medical expenses.
However, there are a few factors to understand.
First, not all medical malpractice lawsuits result in compensation being rewarded. Second, the amount of compensation varies. There are many variables that go into each case, and each is evaluated during the trial. If you are awarded compensation, it will be unique to your case and your case alone; no two medical malpractice cases are the same.
To build the strongest case possible, you need a team of experienced attorneys on your side.
Build the Best Medical Malpractice Lawsuit with an Experienced Law Firm
Caring for a child who lives with preeclampsia complications can be incredibly challenging emotionally, physically, and financially. Don’t you deserve justice and compensation for your and your child’s conditions?
Let the team at Hurley McKenna & Mertz represent your case. We have helped many other clients find closure and compensation for their preeclampsia-related medical malpractice suits, and we can do the same for you.
Don’t hesitate to schedule your free consultation today.