Monday, April 4, 2016

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Preeclampsia and Placental Abruption

Sometimes, even the most routine pregnancies can become life threatening when unexpected complications arise. Preeclampsia and placental abruption are two very serious conditions that can lead to potentially life-threatening complications for both the mother and her baby. Diagnosing the problem early on and providing the proper medical treatment can reduce the risk of serious injuries or even death. Preeclampsia typically occurs after 20 weeks, or about half way through a woman’s pregnancy. The two defining symptoms of preeclampsia are a blood pressure of 140/90 or higher and evidence of high levels of protein in the urine. If the condition is not quickly and properly treated, preeclampsia can progress to eclampsia, which can result in seizures, organ damage, brain injury, coma and death of the mother. Preeclampsia also increases the risk of placental abruption, which is when the placenta detaches from the uterine wall prematurely, causing internal bleeding. If severe, this can lead

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