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Maternal Injuries & Losses

With continuing advancements in the medical field, including in obstetrics, you would think that mother and baby are at a relatively low risk of significant injury before, during, and after childbirth. And yet, the maternal death rate in the United States doubled from 1982 to 2005, according to a study published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website:Maternal Death in the United States: A Problem Solved or a Problem Ignored?

The U.S. spends more money per capita on maternity care than any other country, but we have a higher ratio of maternal death than at least 40 other countries. While some of these losses could not have been prevented no matter the level of care administered, others are entirely preventable. Medication errors, delayed C-sections, and mismanaged toxic shock or preeclampsia may lead to maternal wrongful death.

At National Birth Injury Advocates, our goal is to hold at-fault physicians and medical facilities accountable when their substandard care leads to serious injuries or the loss of a mother’s life during or after pregnancy. Our New Mexico birth injury attorneys are recognized in this field for their tenacity and skill. We work with top experts in birth trauma and are diligent in investigating maternal injury and wrongful death claims to ensure justice is served.


Find out how we can help you by calling (505) 448-0284 for a free consultation.


Preventing Maternal Injuries & Wrongful Death

Obstetricians, OB/GYNs, nurses, and medical facilities have an obligation to provide proper care based on the tools at their disposal and the currently accepted standard of care. They have two patients during labor and delivery: the mother and the baby. They need to provide standard care to both for a safe and healthy delivery, but this does not always occur.

Maternal injury or wrongful death may result from:

  • Medication errors during pregnancy, delivery, or after delivery
  • Failure to identify a high-risk pregnancy
  • Failure to properly monitor mother and baby during labor and delivery
  • Mismanagement or failure to diagnose such conditions as:
    • Toxic shock syndrome
    • Septic shock
    • Uterine rupture
    • Placenta previa
    • Placental abruption
    • Postpartum hemorrhage
    • Preeclampsia
    • Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
    • Cardiac arrest

For more information, call a New Mexico birth injury lawyer at (505) 448-0284.


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