Preeclampsia

Pre-eclampsia or preeclampsia (PE) is a disorder of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and a large amount of protein in the urine. The disorder usually occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy and gets worse over time. In severe disease there may be red blood cell breakdown, a low blood platelet count, impaired liver function, kidney dysfunction, swelling, shortness of breath due to fluid in the lungs, or visual disturbances. Preeclampsia increases the risk of poor outcomes for both the mother and the baby. If left untreated, it may result in seizures at which point it is known as eclampsia.
Posts about Preeclampsia
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    …). Infections. Fetal acidosis. Maternal drug use. Placental insufficiency. Doctors should watch out for signs of meconium aspiration syndrome, and actively work to mitigate the potential for serious injury to your child. Failure to do so could open themselves up to a medical malpractice claim. Signs to look for include the presence…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

    …). Infections. Fetal acidosis. Maternal drug use. Placental insufficiency. Doctors should watch out for signs of meconium aspiration syndrome, and actively work to mitigate the potential for serious injury to your child. Failure to do so could open themselves up to a medical malpractice claim. Signs to look for include the presence…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law

    … because of it. Your health care provider might also be asked whether particular accommodations would meet your needs. You can help your health care provider understand the law of reasonable accommodation by bringing a copy of the EEOC publication Helping Patients Deal with Pregnancy-Related Limitations and Restrictions at Work to your appointment. 7. What should I do if I think that my rights have been violated? Contact legal counsel immediately. Tags: ADA, FMLA, Leave, pregnancy …

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