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The Dangers Of Giving Birth: Wrongful Death of a Mother

birth injuryThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications. In 2013, an estimated 18.5 mothers died for every 100,000 births. This equals to a total of nearly 800 deaths that year. These statistics rank the U.S. 60 on a list of 180 countries for maternal deaths. United States is one of 8 countries worldwide to see an increase in maternal mortality during the last decade.

Common Causes of Maternal Death During Childbirth

Pregnancy, including the labor and delivery process, places serious stress and the possibility of trauma on a woman’s body. This makes it important that a trained obstetrician is present to observe any indication of problems during the pregnancy or delivery process. The presence of a doctor can be the difference between a smooth or complicated delivery.

Some common threats present during childbirth include:

  • Placenta previa: This condition occurs when bleeding occurs during the pregnancy as a result of implantation of the uterus near the top of the cervix. The doctor can detect placenta previa with a routine ultrasound. If the doctor fails to diagnose this condition, it could lead to massive hemorrhaging and shock for the mother.
  • Uterine rupture: This condition is generally associated with previous uterine scarring. The uterus can rupture during labor and delivery if the medical team pushes excessively on the mother’s stomach or fails to properly use labor-inducing drugs.
  • Placental abruption: This condition occurs when the placenta prematurely separates from the uterus and results in bleeding. Placental abruption can occur anytime during the pregnancy, but most often after 30 weeks or during labor.

Pregnant women are also at risk for a number of other complications including cardiac arrest, blood clots, and preeclampsia. As such, it is imperative that a pregnant woman’s physician properly and adequately evaluates all risk factors and possible signs and symptoms to administer effective treatment as quickly as possible.

Wrongful Death of a Mother

Although some maternal deaths may not be preventable, others can be avoided if a doctor provided the woman with competent care during her pregnancy. When a doctor’s failure or mistake causes a woman to die during childbirth, her loved ones may have a valid wrongful death claim against the physician to seek compensation for damages.

Call an Experienced New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

Any type of medical negligence can be a terrifying experience for both the victim and their loved ones. The most important thing to realize is that you are not alone. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York medical malpractice attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.

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