Protecting A Mother's Health During Labor And Delivery

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. In fact, many maternal deaths could have been prevented.

Both Babies And Mothers Matter During Labor And Delivery

The family of a woman who dies during pregnancy or childbirth loses a lot. 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.

Consult the Illinois and Wisconsin wrongful death attorneys at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices for legal guidance in this difficult situation.

The United States Has An Alarmingly High Rate Of Maternal deaths During Pregnancy And Labor

According to the National Institutes 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 Institutes 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.

Sometimes these deaths also cause fetal distress and the wrongful death of the fetus, too.

Did your loved one die during pregnancy or labor because of preventable medical errors or medical negligence? Contact our Wisconsin and Illinois wrongful death attorneys for assistance. We can be reached by calling 888-396-3914 or via email.

The Wisconsin and Illinois infant wrongful death attorneys at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices offer free initial consultations to discuss your situation.

We can meet with you at our local Chicago or Milwaukee office or at your home, the hospital or any off-site 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.