Illinois Preeclampsia & Eclampsia Attorney
Both these conditions, which are rather common pregnancy complications, involve maternal high blood pressure. There is simply so much strain on the mother’s body during pregnancy that high blood pressure is almost inevitable. Preeclampsia usually sets in after about twenty weeks of pregnancy. A significant number of these mothers did not have high blood pressure before. They also had no other apparent risk factors. Eclampsia is an extreme form of maternal hypertension that causes seizures and other serious injuries. The higher the mother’s blood pressure rises, the less oxygen and nutrients the fetus receives.
Since these conditions have no risk factors, except for general ones like AMA (advanced maternal age) and multiple pregnancies (twins or triplets), many doctors do not tell mothers about hypertension risks and the importance of avoiding this problem. As a result, these mothers may not take necessary precautions and may not immediately reach out for medical help if they have hypertension issues. As is normally the case, when doctors neglect their duty of care in this way, or in any other way, mothers and/or babies usually pay the price.
In contrast, the diligent Illinois preeclampsia and eclampsia attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman never neglect our responsibilities in this area and we never take shortcuts. These responsibilities include giving every case our best effort every day while we openly and proactively communicate with the families we represent. By adhering to these basic principles, we are usually able to obtain results that exceed our clients’ expectations.
Why File a Claim
Many doctors are quick to blame maternal hypertension on the mother’s failure to recognize risks and manage the condition.
If injury victims fail to speak up, doctors will most likely continue to pass the buck, and nothing will change. Medical providers rarely change the way they do business unless there are extreme circumstances. A legal action, and a tenacious Chicago preeclampsia and eclampsia attorney, is an extreme situation, in the eyes of a medical malpractice insurance company. The substantial damages available in these situations are certain to get an insurance company’s attention.
In other words, when victims file legal claims, they are not just pursuing them for needed and deserved compensation. A legal action makes families safer from that point on, so fewer people must go through what your family has endured.
Additionally, negligence claims do not “blame” anyone for a birth injury. These claims simply force negligent parties to take responsibility for the mistakes they make. Illinois would be a better place to live if we all lived in such a responsible way.
Selecting an Attorney
You have a number of choices when it comes to legal representation. Choosing a attorney might be one of the most important decisions your family makes. So, it’s important to get this decision right. Some factors include:
- Accessibility: This quality includes two kinds of accessibility. Your attorney must be able to meet with you when you have questions or when there are important developments in your case. Additionally, your attorney should be physically close to your home or another place you frequent.
- Dedication: Medical malpractice is a very specialized area of law. Attorneys need certain skills to successfully resolve such cases. So, your attorney should not simply handle a few cases for friends or family.
- Experience: Law school teaches students to think like attorneys. Only experience teaches them to act like attorneys. This experience includes effectively communicating with clients and generally being a good advocate.
Choose carefully, but at the same time, choose quickly. You have a limited amount of time to act in these situations.
Contact a Diligent Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced preeclampsia and eclampsia injury attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. Virtual, after-hours, home, and hospital visits are available.