Wrongful Death of Mother

Our Lawyers Know Both Babies and Mothers Matter During Labor and Delivery

During maternity, labor and delivery, many people just focus on the health of the fetus or infant. However our attorneys at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices know that two very important patients have needs that must be served during the birth process. The needs of the mother and the infant must be considered and attended to during this critical time. The death of the mother during pregnancy, labor or delivery is tragic and traumatic for the rest of her family. If this death occurs as a result of negligence or purposeful actions, it is considered a wrongful death of the mother.

The United States has an alarmingly high rate of maternal deaths during pregnancy and labor

According to the National Institute of Health, the United States has a higher rate of maternal death than 40 other countries, and most of these deaths could have been prevented. This is despite that this country spends the most money per person of any nation in the world. Consider more information about maternal death from a National Institute of Health report:

  • The U.S. maternal death rate is increasing.
  • The United States ranks 41 in the world for preventing maternal deaths.
  • The United States maternal death ratio was 7.5 deaths per 100,000 births in 1982.
  • The U.S. ratio was 13.2 deaths per 100,000 in 2004.
  • The maternal death ratio was 15.1 deaths per 100,000 births in 2005.

Most maternal deaths could have been prevented

With all the improvements in medical science, it is shocking to note that the death rate of pregnant mothers is heading in the wrong direction. If a mother dies as a result of a complication or pregnancy, and that death could have been prevented, it is considered a wrongful death of the mother. This is true if it were the result of negligence or a purposeful action. Sometimes these deaths also cause fetal distress and the wrongful death of the fetus, too.

The family of a woman who dies during pregnancy or childbirth loses a lot. Consult the Illinois and Wisconsin wrongful death attorneys at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices for legal guidance in this difficult situation.

If you have lost a loved one due to medical negligence during childbirth, contact our Wisconsin and Illinois wrongful death attorneys for assistance

Did your loved one die during pregnancy or labor because of preventable medical errors? The Wisconsin and Illinois infant wrongful death attorneys at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices offer free initial consultations to discuss your situation. We can be reached by calling 888-396-3914 or contacting us online. We can meet with you at our local Chicago or Milwaukee office or at your home, the hospital or any offsite location anywhere in the United States. You won't pay any legal fees unless we settle your case because we work on a contingency basis.