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Legal Issues

Last Updated on Friday, October 29, 2010

It is not uncommon for the Preeclampsia Foundation to be contacted by attorneys and families about the possibility of legal action against their health-care provider or hospital. The Preeclampsia Foundation does not participate in litigation in any way, either by funding cases, providing expert witnesses, or offering legal advice, nor do we encourage or discourage such actions. Our mission is to work together with researchers and health-care providers to ensure the best quality of care. If you feel your case was mishandled, consider filing a complaint with your state's licensing board and, if appropriate, investigate legal remedies. Some doctors on our Medical Board will review medical records, but these services are generally fee-based and in all circumstances are arranged directly with the doctors.  The Preeclampsia Foundation will not forward any emails. It is important to know that there is no universally accepted standard of care and the diagnosis and treatment of preeclampsia is very complex. We generally encourage families to consider turning their grief and anger into action; to join with us to raise awareness, improve patient and provider education, and fund needed research.

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