Is your family coping with a death suffered during pregnancy or childbirth?

At Ward Black Law, we maintain sharp focus on medical negligence cases including maternal death. If you’ve lost a loved one during pregnancy or childbirth, we understand the grief and confusion that follow. Our qualified medical malpractice attorneys can begin working on your behalf immediately – building a strong case while giving you the time and space needed for recovery.

It’s no small task to put a dollar value on the life of a mother. While the effects often last a lifetime, we help clients get the answers necessary to move forward.

Medical malpractice and preeclampsia

One of the leading causes of maternal complication is preeclampsia, a condition that typically appears during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. In the United States, hundreds of women die from preeclampsia while thousands more suffer from a variety of conditions caused by undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed preeclampsia. These may include:

  • Organ failure
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Blood loss
  • Premature birth
  • Infant death

Medical malpractice must be considered when a woman’s healthcare provider does not recognize the warning signs of preeclampsia or fails to educate high-risk patients on their susceptibility. 

Other common maternal death cases

Many other conditions, while treatable and manageable, often escalate into life-threating situations. Anytime a mother loses her life after experiencing such complications, malpractice may be considered. Here are a few common conditions where warning signs are often unrecognized or misdiagnosed:

  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Gestational diabetes
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Uterine rupture

The following situations can also result in deadly injuries to both mother and baby:

  • Ruptured placenta
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Infection
  • C-section
  • Prolonged labor

Who is liable?

Deaths resulting from conditions like these are often complex. At Ward Black Law, we have the skills and knowledge to determine who is liable for the death of your loved one. While the loss of a mother is immeasurable, our maternal death attorneys can help you attain money damages to ensure a smooth recovery and hope for the future.

Give us a call today. Ward Black Law is located in Greensboro, N.C. but assists clients across the country. We can answer your questions and conduct a free case review. Let us focus on your case while you focus on your family’s recovery.

Contact us at 336-333-2244, or toll-free at 800-531-9191. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.