Failure to Timely Diagnose and Monitor Pre-Eclampsia

A physician failed to timely diagnose and monitor a pregnant patient who was suffering from pre-eclampsia.

Pre-eclampsia is a disorder that is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine of pregnant women.  This condition can lead to a rupturing of the placenta and fetal demise if not properly evaluated.

Unfortunately in this case, the failure of the physician to properly recognize the telltale signs of pre-eclampsia led to the loss of the patient’s unborn child.  After a significant amount of litigation, the physician entered into a confidential settlement.