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Maternal Wrongful Death Cases

Our Louisville Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help

The loss of a mother during childbirth is a terrible event, turning what should have been a joyous occasion into heartbreak for her loved ones. When this occurs, our team is here to offer caring support and experienced legal counsel. If substandard treatment, a failed diagnosis, or a mistake by a doctor was to blame for your loss, our Louisville birth injury attorneys are prepared to help you seek justice.

When a mother dies during childbirth, it is usually caused by one of three conditions:

  • Infection: If undetected, infections can cause organs to shut down.
  • Bleeding: If bleeding is not stopped, the loss of blood can be fatal.
  • High blood pressure disorders such as pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), preeclampsia, or toxemia: These disorders can cause placental abruptions and damage to vital organs, including the mother’s brain, kidneys, or liver.

A maternal death can occur when a doctor fails to properly diagnose and treat these conditions. Doctors and nurses are trained to recognize conditions that could lead to problems during childbirth. They have the knowledge, and tools to prevent maternal death. The question is, did they use them correctly?

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“Never Events”

Maternal deaths or serious disabilities associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy while in a hospital have been classified as “never events” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Quality Forum. A “never event” is a serious and costly error in the provision of health services that should never happen.

The CDC issued a report in 2019 which found that 700 women die every year in the United States from complications of pregnancy. The report also found that 60% of these deaths are preventable. It found that the old triad of high blood pressure, infection, and bleeding are the most common cause of deaths immediately after delivery and that bleeding remains a major cause of death during delivery. A link to the study is here:

Women should not needlessly die during childbirth in U.S. Hospitals. When the unthinkable happens, our Louisville birth injury lawyers can help you get answers and hold the responsible parties accountable. Paul A. Casi, II is a well-known advocate for families’ rights in birth injury litigation across Kentucky. He has more than 29 years of legal experience in this complex area, and he is frequently asked to speak at seminars and presentations across the U.S. on the subject of birth injuries. He and our entire team are ready to put our experience to work to help you recover compensation for your loss.

Compensation for Maternal Wrongful Death

When a mother tragically dies during childbirth or shortly thereafter, there is a significant impact on her children. Research shows that children who lose a parent at an early age may experience fears of abandonment, fears of death of those they love and of themselves, difficulties in school, and learning problems. They are also at increased risk of developing emotional problems, including anxiety, depression, withdrawal, sleep disturbances, and aggression.

We have experience in helping families deal with this loss and in obtaining full compensation for the loss of the mother’s love, affection, companionship, guidance, aid, and service. We are dedicated to getting you the support that you and your family need and deserve.

Contact our firm at (502) 234-7451 and find out how we can assist you.

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