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Get a FREE guide of resources available throughout Ohio to children and families of children who were born with brain injuries.

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Maternal Death Incidence

While the vast majority of births in the United States happen with little chance of injury to the mother or baby, it is not true for everyone.

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If you’re trying to find out more about survivor’s rights in a wrongful death case, talking to our lawyers regarding the death of a mother is crucial for your future. You might be able to recover compensation if the doctor or another healthcare practitioner was negligent.

Maternal Death On the Rise in U.S.

Did you know that the death rate for pregnant women in the United States is spiking? This means that if you have recently lost a loved one due to preventable injuries or mistakes that were made during the labor and delivery process, you may be entitled to pursue a lawsuit with the help of our dedicated maternal death lawyers. A recent study by Pro Publica and NPR identified over the course of a 6-month long investigation that more American women die as a result of pregnancy related complications than in any other developed country.

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Only in the United States has the rate of women who have been suffering fatal injuries been on the rise. Hospitals can be extremely unprepared for a maternal emergency, putting the life of the mother at risk. According to research conducted by the World Health Organization, approximately 28 women in the United States die due to complications in child birth, pregnancy or in the post-partum period out of every 100,000 live births. This mortality ratio, though, does not include accidental deaths such as those caused by violence or those that were unrelated to childbirth and pregnancy.

The death of an expectant or new mother is more than just a statistic. It is about the grieving that the family will cope with and the fact that a new child has just lost one of its parents.

Do I Need to File a Legal Claim?

Our law firm can assist you in determining whether or not your case has grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. Determining whether or not your loved one died as a result of medical negligence is the crux of any maternal death case, and our lawyers have extensive experience helping people in this field to identify the grounds for their case and initiate filing. Survivors may be eligible to receive compensation as a result of women who died due to medical negligence during the labor, pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum period.

Causes of Wrongful Death with Pregnant Women During Delivery

A wrongful death can occur for a number of different reasons including cardiac arrests, seizures from untreated preeclampsia, pulmonary embolisms, surgical malpractice during C-section, and hemorrhage during labor and delivery. Unfortunately, maternal death cases happen far too often, and when you believe that medical malpractice may have played a role in the fatalities associated with your case, you need an attorney who has experience in this field and can help to counsel you during one of the most challenging times of your life. No family should have to go through the situation of watching a mother pass away as a result of preventable medical malpractice. Contact our lawyers today to learn more about how to protect your rights.