As a patient, the expectation when you go into a hospital for treatment is that you will not leave worse off than before you went in.
When a medical staff is negligent in your care, however, the consequences can be catastrophic and long-lasting. Preeclampsia could result in death for the mother, and, for the child, a lifetime of complex medical complications that leave them needing specialized care and accommodations.
These complications put a tremendous strain on families. A child with cerebral palsy as a result of preeclampsia often experiences a number of additional complications, such as cognitive challenges, vision loss, hearing impairment, and seizures. These conditions all require extensive diagnosis and ongoing treatment, all at great expense.
Long-Term Costs of Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia can lead to a host of problems for a newborn, including learning disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, blindness, and deafness. These impairments carry a tremendous financial burden, which varies depending on the specific conditions.
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.
What a Preeclampsia Negligence Lawsuit Could Mean
If you or your child suffered injury as a result of medical malpractice, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. As an innocent victim, you should not have to shoulder the financial burden alone. There are a number of factors to consider when pursuing justice.
You may feel conflicted about filing a claim.
As you consider legal action against the providers who were negligent in your care or the care of a loved one, you may have conflicting emotions and thoughts about whether to proceed. It’s important to remember that every case is unique, and only you know how your case has impacted your life.
Bringing a lawsuit against a doctor or hospital does not mean you are against the medical profession. Rather, it means you need help with the economic and personal losses created by their negligence. The law entitles you to fair compensation when your life has been altered by negligent medical care.
The compensation awarded in a case may vary.
No two cases are the same, so the compensation you may be entitled to varies greatly.
A qualified, experienced attorney can examine your case and help you get the financial support needed for a lifetime of medical bills.
How to Proceed With a Preeclampsia-Related Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
If you choose to pursue a lawsuit following an instance of medical malpractice, you need a skilled and experienced firm of trial lawyers with a track record of proving negligence in preeclampsia cases to advocate on your behalf. Hurley McKenna & Mertz has a lengthy record of winning successful claims on behalf of its clients.
The costs of having a child with lifelong medical conditions shouldn’t be your burden to carry alone. Allow us to help you gain justice for the injuries you have suffered.