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Pre-Eclampsia Compensation Claims

What are the Symptoms of Pre-Eclampsia?

Toxaemia can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms during pregnancy. Some of the most common symptoms can include:

  • Abdominal Pain.
  • Severe Headaches.
  • Dizziness/Vision Changes, including Flashing Lights.
  • Excessive Nausea and Vomiting.
  • Rapid Weight Gain over a Couple of Days.
  • Reduced Urine Output.

Who is Most at Risk of Pregnancy-Related Toxaemia?

There are factors which can increase the chance of developing pregnancy toxaemia. It is up to your doctor/midwife to ask you about these factors when it comes to diagnosing the illness. Failing to do so could mean you can make pre-eclampsia compensation claims.

What Factors Can Influence My Chances of Pre-Eclampsia?

Some of the most common factors related to pregnancy toxaemia include:

  • History of High Blood Pressure.
  • Close Relatives with Pre-Eclampsia.
  • Obesity, or a History of Obesity.
  • Carrying Multiple Babies.
  • History of Illnesses, such as:
  • Diabetes.
  • Kidney Disease.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Lupus.

How is Pre-Eclampsia Diagnosed?

Pre-eclampsia can be diagnosed in a range of different ways. This illness can only be diagnosed from the 20th week of pregnancy. Some common warning signs are:

  • Protein in Urine (Proteinuria).
  • Kidney Trouble.
  • Fluid in the Lungs.
  • Serious Headaches.
  • Low Platelet Count.

What Tests are Involved in Pre-Eclampsia Diagnosis?

If your doctor suspects that you’re vulnerable to, or suffering from, pre-eclampsia they should conduct certain tests. These tests can include:

  • Blood Tests.
  • 24-Hour Urine Analysis.
  • Foetal Ultrasound.
  • Nonstress Testing/Biological Profiling.

When does Pre-Eclampsia Start?

Pre-eclampsia will only start to affect you in, or after, the 20th week of pregnancy. It is possible for these symptoms to develop quite quickly as the complication rises. Pre-Eclampsia is often preceded by gestational hypertension.

What is Gestational Hypertension?

Gestational hypertension is an illness relating to high blood pressure during pregnancy. High blood pressure can cause issues relating to blood flow to the placenta. This can stop your baby/babies from getting the right amount of oxygen and food.

What are the Causes of Pre-Eclampsia?

Pregnancy toxaemia is thought to be caused by the placenta not receiving enough blood. This could be due to the placenta not developing properly. It is also possible for heightened blood pressure to prevent oxygen and food reaching the baby.

Can Stress Cause Pre-Eclampsia?

Stress can have an impact on your pregnancy. It is possible for the high blood pressure related to stress to lead to pre-eclampsia. Being stressed can have a similar impact on your pregnancy as if you were overweight.

Is Pre-Eclampsia Genetic?

There is certainly a link between pre-eclampsia compensation and genetics. There is evidence that this health issue runs in families. If anyone in your close family, such as your mother or sister, suffers from pregnancy toxaemia, then you may be at risk.

What is Mild Pre-Eclampsia?

A large percentage of women suffer from mild toxaemia. The symptoms of this health issues include:

  • High Blood Pressure.
  • Water Retention.
  • Protein in Urine.

What is Severe Pre-Eclampsia?

A smaller percentage of women suffer from more severe pre-eclampsia. This can involve:

  • Serious Headaches.
  • Blurred Vision.
  • Fatigue.
  • Nausea/Vomiting.
  • Bruising.
  • Urinating Small Amounts.
  • Pain in the Abdomen.

How is Pre-Eclampsia Treated or Managed?

In most cases, pre-eclampsia can’t really be treated, it can only be managed for the duration of the pregnancy. Usually, following a pre-eclampsia diagnosis, the baby will be induced as early as possible to prevent damage to the mother or child.

In What Way Are Mild Cases of Pregnancy Toxaemia Treated?

If you’re suffering from mild pre-eclampsia, your doctor will recommend several minor treatments. These can include:

  • Increase in Prenatal Check Ups.
  • Less Salt/More Protein.
  • Drinking at Least 8 Glasses of Water Every Day.
  • Lying on Left Side to Free Major Blood Vessels.

How are Severe Cases of Pregnancy Toxaemia Treated?

For more serious cases of pre-eclampsia, your doctor may provide blood pressure medication. This will take you until the baby is fully formed. As soon as possible, your baby will be induced. This will be combined with bed rest and diet changes.

Can Pre-Eclampsia be Cured?

Pre-eclampsia is not something that can be cured. Instead, it will need to be treated and managed until the baby is born, either naturally or following inducement. If you’ve suffered pre-eclampsia in the past, it is likely it will return during pregnancy.

How Can I Prevent Pre-Eclampsia?

The main way to avoid the risks associated with pregnancy toxaemia is to change your diet. Some of the major changes you can make include:

  • Reducing Salt Intake.
  • Avoid Alcohol.
  • Avoid Caffeine.
  • Don’t Eat Fried or Junk Foods.
  • Drink Water Regularly.

How Does Pre-Eclampsia Affect the Baby?

Unfortunately, pre-eclampsia is a major cause of preterm births. In some cases, this can result in a few days of in-hospital care. In others, it can lead to terminal cases. Pregnancy toxaemia can also lead to long-term health issues, including learning disabilities.

Can Pre-Eclampsia Cause Stillbirth?

Pregnancy toxaemia can result in stillbirths. Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of infant death across the world. If the condition isn’t diagnosed and managed early, it can easily cause the pregnancy to be a failure.

Will Pre-Eclampsia Cause Autism?

Pre-eclampsia can lead to a range of long-term learnings disabilities. Research has suggested that pre-eclampsia may improve the likelihood of autism or developmental delays. These issues are usually only visible once the child is a few years old.

Can I Make Pre-Eclampsia Compensation Claims in the UK?

Yes, you can make pre-eclampsia compensation claims. If you can prove that your healthcare providers were negligent in their diagnosis or treatment of this complication. Medical failures can lead to long-term health hazards, learning difficulties and more.

How Much Could I Get for Pre-Eclampsia Compensation Claims?

If you’ve experienced any kind of medical negligence during the diagnosis or treatment of your pregnancy toxaemia, then you will be entitled to make a claim. Thanks to pre-eclampsia compensation, you could have the funds to recover from the complication and deal with any health issues which come your way.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our no-win, no-fee legal specialists can help you to get the pre-eclampsia compensation you are entitled to. Whether you’ve suffered following the lack of diagnosis or ineffective management, you could be entitled to pre-eclampsia compensation. Our no-win, no-fee medical negligence team are here to help you move on with your life following the illness.

The money that you receive could be essential when it comes to making changes to your home. It could also pay for treatment if your child suffered due to pre-eclampsia. The amount of compensation that you receive will be dependent on the suffering you have been forced to undergo. In addition to personal suffering, you will be able to claim for wages lost relating to the illness, or to deal with long-term health issues.

Pre-Eclampsia Compensation Amounts

Type of Medical Negligence Description Amount of Pre-Eclampsia Compensation
Misdiagnosis of Pregnancy Toxaemia If your pre-eclampsia wasn’t diagnosed or was diagnosed too late. This could be minor or result in serious health issues. £800 to £28,000
Brain Damage/Development Problems If failure to deal with or diagnose pre-eclampsia results in brain damage or development problems to the child. £10,000 to £155,000
Wrongful Death If pre-eclampsia problems and birth difficulties result in the death of the mother or child which could have been avoided. £12,500 to £300,000.
Stillbirth If the child is still born following pre-eclampsia medical negligence or poor care. £12,500 to £100,000

What Kinds of Pre-Eclampsia Compensation Claims Can I Make in the UK?

Whether you’ve suffered minor or major medical negligence, you’ll be able to make a claim. Pre-eclampsia compensation can be the only way to get the money and justice you need to recover from any kind of medical negligence. Failure to deal with pre-eclampsia can result in long-term health issues and have a major impact on your future and the future of your family.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide no-win, no-fee pre-eclampsia compensation claims for minor and serious cases. If you or your child have suffered following medical negligence during pregnancy, get in touch with our team today. Our no-win, no-fee specialists can work with you to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. 

Why Choose Tylers Solicitors for Pre-Eclampsia Compensation Claims?

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a comprehensive range of no-win, no-fee legal services. Our experienced team can work with you to make medical negligence and pre-eclampsia compensation claims against NHS hospitals and private healthcare providers. Thanks to our legal services, you’ll get the pre-eclampsia compensation that you need to move on with your life.

For more information on pre-eclampsia compensation claims in the UK, get in touch with our experienced team today. For no-win, no-fee legal services, call our team directly on 0800 699 0079. You can also send any questions or concerns that you might have to our team via our simple online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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