Wrongful Death of Mothers During Childbirth
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 child birth. They have the knowledge and they have the tools to prevent maternal death. The question is, did they use them correctly?
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.
When the unthinkable happens, however, the Law Firm of Paul A. Casi, II can help you get answers and hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact us to schedule a free consultation about maternal death with an experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm.
Compensation for the Loss
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 loss of the mother’s love, affection, companionship, guidance, aid and service.
Paul A. Casi, II has more than 21 years of experience serving people in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. We are dedicated to getting you the support that you and your family need and deserve.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Call us at 502-584-0404 or contact us to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm.
All birth injury cases are handled on a contingency basis.