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Sweeney Law FirmPhysical Therapy and Rehabilitation MalpracticePhysical therapy and rehabilitation are used to treat patients suffering from illness, disease or injury. An experienced physical therapist (PT) can improve mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance, and even reduce pain. The main objectiveSweeney Law FirmPlastic SurgeonsJust because a surgery is elective, such as plastic surgery, does not mean that standards of care can be lax. When performing medical procedures of any kind, plastic surgeons -- just like any other doctors -- are expected to possess a certain level of skiSweeney Law FirmPodiatristsPodiatrists are doctors that specialize in the care of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. This requires additional knowledge of the bones, muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and vasculature of the body from the knee down. Podiatry is considered a subspeciaSweeney Law FirmPostpartum PreeclampsiaPostpartum preeclampsia is similar to preeclampsia in symptoms, cause, and onset as related to pregnancy. Preeclampsia can develop in women who already had hypertension prior to pregnancy, and in women who did not experience hypertension previously. PostpSweeney Law FirmPre-Term (Premature) LaborSometimes for identifiable and unknown reasons, pregnant women will go into labor significantly before their due date. If a baby is delivered at 36 weeks and beyond the normal forty weeks there are typically very few, if any, significant problems. ASweeney Law FirmPrednisone- the good, the bad, and ideally short termThe body normally produces several types of hormones (also called steroids) that are important chemical messengers that regulate many diverse, essential functions. Sometimes the body may fail to produce certain hormones, such as in cases of thyroid or adrSweeney Law FirmPreeclampsiaPreeclampsia, which is also called toxemia, is a serious medical condition that affects pregnant women and the fetus. It can occur after the 20th week of pregnancy and is characterized by the development of elevated blood pressure and protein in the urineSweeney Law FirmPreeclampsia or Gestational HypertensionSix to eight percent of women can develop gestational hypertension, or high blood pressure during pregnancy. A couple of additional names refer to the same condition -- pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia (pronounced pre-E-clamp-see-a) and toxemiSweeney Law FirmPrenatal ScreeningsPrenatal screening is an essential part of responsible, effective prenatal care. Prenatal screenings and care along with antenatal screening help give the obstetrician a general picture of the mother’s health, a chance to review personal and family healthSweeney Law FirmPreventative ScreeningsPreventative screening tests that are recommended vary by age and gender. Also, pregnant women undergo many additional screenings to detect problems with the baby’s development, diseases that could acquired by the baby upon delivery, and conditions that c