Maternal Injury & Death
Wrongful Death & Birth Injury Attorneys in BALTIMORE
While physicians take great precautions to ensure no harm comes to mother or child during the delivery process, mistakes can still occur on the part of hospital staff.
If you have been injured or had a loved one pass away during delivery, speak with a lawyer about your legal options. Our birth injury attorneys can review your case to determine if this tragic situation was caused by medical negligence or malpractice of any kind.
For more information and a free consultation, call Murphy, Falcon & Murphy at 410.983.6266 today.
Investigating Injury & Death in the Delivery Room
A large majority of maternal deaths and injuries are preventable. Some complications that may lead to death are preexisting conditions like obesity. Diabetes, elevated blood pressure, hypertension, and other side effects of obesity can complicate pregnancy and seriously harm the mother or child.
Physicians must take all preexisting conditions into account when treating patients prior to delivery. If the mother and child's signs and symptoms are correctly monitored and treated, chances of injury or death are greatly decreased.
Approximately 75% of all maternal deaths fall under these categories:
- Severe bleeding
- High blood pressure (preeclampsia & eclampsia)
- Delivery complications
Other injuries such as blood clots, cardiac arrest, placental abruption, or uterine rupture can also complicate the delivery; however, the effects of these complications can be lessened with proper attention.
Has Malpractice or Negligence Occurred?
If you or a loved one experienced negligent prenatal or childbirth care and suffered injuries or lost a loved one as a result, you may be eligible to pursue a claim.
Negligent care can include:
- Failure to assess the medical condition of the mother
- Failure to pinpoint birth complications or defects
- Failure to predict complications due to the baby's size or umbilical cord placement
- Failure to address indicators of fetal discomfort and distress
- Failure to use forceps or a vacuum properly
If you suspect you were injured or your loved one was negligently treated during childbirth, do not wait to get the counsel and representation you need.
Speak To Our Trustworthy & Experienced Legal Team
Pregnancy ought to be one of the most joyous times in a family's life. Unfortunately, medical negligence can make it one of the most traumatic. At Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, we understand the pain and distress that an injury or death can cause. Our firm has recovered $700 million on behalf of our clients, including families with costly medical bills and injuries requiring lifelong care.
Call 410.983.6266 today for a free case evaluation.