Maternal Death

We Work to Expose The Wrongful Death Of A Mother During Childbirth

Exposing obstetrical malpractice is no easy feat. These are highly technical matters, and you can be certain that the at-fault health care professional and their insurance company will fight tooth and nail to try to avoid liability. At The Lancione Law Firm, our medically trained staff, led by a third-generation trial attorney with 30 years of experience, is equipped to take on the most formidable opponent.

We have experience in taking on birth injury cases, including maternal wrongful death cases, involving:

  • Diagnostic errors: These may include failure to diagnose preeclampsia, diabetes or other serious complications that led to death.
  • Mismanagement of childbirth complications: Professionals who do not manage complications properly can contribute to a mother’s wrongful death.
  • C-section errors and negligent post-operative care: Negligence during or after a C-section can lead to infection or hemorrhage that kills the mother.
  • Severe bleeding: Negligence is often the cause of severe bleeding, including placenta previa, during or after childbirth.

Seeking Justice For Maternal Wrongful Death

With today’s medical advancements and accessibility to health care, one would think that the loss of a mother’s life during pregnancy or childbirth simply doesn’t happen anymore. This is far from the truth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world – and it is growing higher.

Why are maternal death rates in the U.S. so high? Medical malpractice is a major cause. While there are certain situations where even the most competent doctor could not prevent the death of a mother, there are others where negligence and outright carelessness are to blame. Any failure of a doctor, a nurse or any other medical professional in providing standard care could cause a mother’s death, and an experienced attorney can investigate to determine what occurred.

The Experience Necessary For Complex Cases

A mother’s death has a ripple effect on everyone in her life. Her infant, partner, relatives and friends all face unspeakable devastation. When a trusted medical practitioner’s negligence kills a mother, the loss feels particularly cruel. A mother’s injuries can also lead to the wrongful death of the fetus or infant.

Surviving relatives can seek justice for their loved ones through legal action. The award-winning attorneys at The Lancione Law Firm have medical training and decades of experience handling complex malpractice cases. We are equipped to build strong cases and help victims recover compensation.

Get Our Help Today To Seek Justice

If you live in the Cleveland metro area and lost a loved one to maternal wrongful death, contact attorney John Lancione. You can reach us at 440-571-6862 or contact us online via email to learn more about your rights and options.