Childbirth is an exciting but stressful experience, both for mothers and their loved ones. When the mother is injured or dies during childbirth, the other parent and the surviving family members are left to grapple with an unfathomable burden.
How do you put a price on human life? Although money cannot undo life-altering injuries or death, rightful compensation, secured in a medical malpractice case, can allow families to begin the healing process and start to move forward with their lives. If the mother of your child or someone you love was severely injured or died during childbirth as a result of medical negligence, a Washington, D.C. birth injury attorney can help you seek the fair compensation you are owed for your losses.
Contact us online or by phone at (888) 695-2963 to discuss your case with our experienced physician-attorneys. We provide free initial consultations.
Birth Injuries Don’t Just Happen to Babies
Birth injuries don’t only affect new babies. Birth injuries can also happen to mothers. A birth injury is any injury that happens to a mother or the baby during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Sometimes, maternal injuries or deaths occur because of medical malpractice.
Minor birth injuries include instances in which a doctor or nurse must perform an episiotomy, or surgical tear, requiring stitches to repair the tear in the mother’s vaginal area. However, there are other birth injuries that can cause permanent problems or even death to the mother.
Do You Need Legal Help?
If your family is grieving the loss of a new mother who died during childbirth or who suffered a permanent injury, you may be wondering if you need legal help. LawMD can help you during this difficult time. Many of our attorneys are also licensed medical professionals. We are able to review the medical records and help determine if what happened was a result of negligence.
It can be difficult to pursue and prove a claim of medical malpractice. However, it can be done. LawMD can help you hold medical professionals and health care facilities accountable.
Many Injuries Are Avoidable
Less than 100 years ago, death during childbirth was a common fear. We simply didn’t have the technology that we can now use. Today, many birth injuries and the death of the mother are avoidable. This is because we simply don’t have as many circumstances that can permanently alter life, thanks to modern medical technology.
Medical technology helps health care professionals know when a mother needs an emergency C-section because of a spike or drop in blood pressure or when to diagnose Group B Strep (GBS) in order to start the mother on antibiotics and help ensure a baby doesn’t develop meningitis.
Yet, when these common standards are not upheld, mistakes happen that permanently change an entire family. In those instances, you need a skilled birth injury lawyer who can help you pursue justice and a fair recovery.
Call LawMD for a Free Consultation
It’s incredibly difficult to place a dollar value on the loss of a life or to know exactly how much money your family will need to pay for future medical care. That is where our legal time comes in. Call us today at (888) 695-2963 to book your free consultation.
LawMD provides legal representation for families in need of a birth injury attorney in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States. We do this with no upfront cost to families. Let us help you fight to get the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact us now and let us evaluate your claim for free.