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Hi and thanks for the query.
There is always room for improvement when thinking retrospectively on any complication and there are always answers as to how a certain complication or condition can be avoided.
Yes, HELLP syndrome and Pre eclampsia can always be avoided with precaution and in these situations, "prevention is the best cure as well". Since, they have a high mortality rate.
If you really want to understand the situation better, the best way is to sit down with her doctor and go over her case or perhaps request the hospital to organize a committee to discuss what could and could not be done.
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Thanks for the query.
Well, a pregnant lady, with a blood pressure of 190/110 mm Hg landing in the ER with epigastric pain has got "red" written all over it. Had she been sent home, it would have been a case of indefensible negligence. The doctor should have been notified right away. The nurse was a being judgmental and dismissive rather than being compassionate and cautious, this is my opinion.