Many people would be shocked to know that the number of women who die during labor and delivery in the United States is actually on the rise. However, that is exactly what statics have shown.
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The Schmidt Firm, LLP is currently accepting labor and delivery injury claims in all 50 states. If you or you or someone you know has experienced an injury during labor and delivery, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Professional Negligence Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
More Labor and Delivery Injury Information
Women who are killed and injured during labor and delivery is a much too common occasion in the United States. ABC News reported that a study that will be released soon found that the number of women who died in California after giving birth has nearly tripled in the last ten years from 5.6 deaths per 100,000 to 16.9 per 100,000 in 2006. The number of women dying during or shortly after childbirth isn’t just on the rise in California. The Joint Commission, an accreditation and certification group for hospitals, also noticed the trend. Dr. Mark Chassin, president of the Joint Commission, recently stated that “the rate of maternal death today is not acceptable in the United States” Even more tragic is the fact that as many as half of those deaths are preventable.
Injuries during labor and delivery can occur in many different ways. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to monitor gestational diabetes
- Inappropriate medication during pregnancy
- Failure to properly monitor fetal signs
- Failure to order diagnostic or other testing
- Failure to follow up on vaginal bleeding, pre-term contraction or reduced fetal movement
- Failure to perform a timely performing a c-section
- Misuse of vacuums and forceps
- Failure of hospital staff to alert doctors
- Delay or improper use of anesthesia
Do I Have a Labor and Delivery Injury Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, LLP is currently accepting labor and delivery injury claims in all 50 states. If you or you or someone you know has experienced an injury during labor and delivery, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Professional Negligence Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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