Maternal Birth Injury Deaths: 2023 Update
The number of maternal birth injury deaths in the U.S. has risen at an alarming rate over the past few years.1,2 And while Covid-19 is often the presumed culprit, the virus itself may in fact be only one factor that has created an offshoot of other causes and risks. For example, changes in hospital and birthing center staff, including physicians, specialists, and other staff members, as well as changes in protocol, often require that individuals undergo additional training. This is particularly likely in cases in which individuals change professions within the medical field or are new to medicine. This can leave medical staff without ample hands-on experience, which may in turn lead to risks that result in maternal birth injury deaths.
According to the CDC, the leading causes of maternal deaths are cardiovascular events, infections, and hemorrhage.3 What percentage of these deaths are maternal birth injury deaths due to medical malpractice negligence can be difficult to pinpoint. There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that additional trauma and depression may keep fathers or families from seeking legal help in a timely fashion within the statute of limitations.
Individuals and families who have lost a loved one due to a provable maternal birth injury death as a result of medical malpractice not only want valid answers to their questions, but also assistance, accountability, justice, and fair compensation. This includes the recommendation of various resources and support when available and appropriate. While such support cannot reverse the events that led to a provable maternal birth injury death, it does have the potential to provide spouses, partners, and other family members with some respite from the additional trauma of financial distress due to medical and funeral bills. Not to mention assistance with a newborn infant and accountability for improper actions by doctors, nurses, midwives, and/or other provably involved medical entities or affiliates.
Noted attorney Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s goal is to obtain justice for families who have lost a loved one due to a maternal birth injury death due to medical malpractice negligence.
Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing all clients with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm effectively handles cases that involve infant or maternal birth injuries, medical malpractice, and negligent security, as well as any other acts of provable negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.
For additional information or to inquire about expert legal representation for a provable maternal birth injury death medical malpractice negligence case, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.