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Maternal Complications during Labor/Delivery

Consult with a Washington, D.C. Birth Injury Lawyer Today

Most people associate childbirth complications with the baby. However, mothers are also at risk of suffering a serious or life-threatening injury at any point during pregnancy and childbirth. In some cases, high-risk patients experience complications that simply aren’t avoidable. But there are cases in which a doctor’s negligence or a hospital’s mistake leads to a cascade of interventions that leave a mother with lasting injuries. In the most devastating cases, a woman dies during childbirth—something few people in the United States imagine as a possibility. When these cases happen, families simply want to know why.

At LawMD, our lawyers handle all types of birth injury cases, including those involving maternal injuries. Many of our attorneys is also licensed medical professionals, providing them with insight into your case. We work hard to get families the answers they deserve. More than that, we fight tirelessly to help our clients get the compensation they need to support their families and cover the costs of their medical care. If you have been left picking up the pieces after a childbirth injury, you don’t have to do it alone. We can help.

Contact US online via our free request form or call us at (888) 695-2963 today to get started with a free and confidential consultation.

Maternal Injures Are on the Rise

In a developed nation like the United States, most people don’t really think about the possibility of a mother suffering a life-threatening injury or death during childbirth. What few people realize is that maternal complications aren’t confined to less-developed countries. Pregnancy and birth-related complications are also on the rise in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injury rates for mothers have increased from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in the 1980s to 17.8 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011. In some cases, rising obesity rates are a factor in the increase. According to the CDC, more accurate reporting in the areas of maternal mortality and morbidity may also partially explain this increase. In some cases, however, maternal injury rates have gone up due to medical negligence.

What Causes Maternal Complications?

There are many types of maternal complications, including incredibly rare conditions many OB/GYNs will only see once or twice in their entire career. However, these are outliers. The most common maternal complications can and should be managed so that a mother can make a full recovery. Doctors train for these cases. When they fail to react appropriately, it is patients who pay the price.

In some cases, high-risk patients experience increased complications due to advanced maternal age, obesity, or preexisting health conditions. In other cases, otherwise healthy patients develop complications due to a doctor’s negligence.

Our attorney handles all types of maternal complications cases, including:

According to the CDC, severe non-fatal maternal complications—known as severe maternal morbidity—affect 50,000 women in the U.S. every year. Sadly, many of these women go on to experience serious mental stress brought on by complications suffered during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. With a new baby to care for, mothers don’t always have the time to get the help they need. Some may not even realize they have developed long-term mental trauma until they become pregnant again and experience flashbacks or severe anxiety about pregnancy and childbirth.

Discuss Your Case with a LawMD Lawyer Today

If you experienced complications during a difficult pregnancy, labor, or delivery and you believe medical negligence is to blame, contact a Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyer today. Our lawyers have recovered millions for our clients. We can help you determine if you have a claim, as well as what types of compensation you may be able to receive.

Don’t hesitate to contact our team about your case. You can reach us through our online contact form or by calling (888) 695-2963.

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WHY YOU MAY BENEFIT FROM A DOCTOR IN YOUR COURTROOM

  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

  • TIME- AND COST-SAVINGS FOR YOUR CASE

    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

  • RAPID RESPONSE WITH SOLID ANSWERS TO YOUR SERIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CASE

    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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