New Mexico Maternal Wrongful Death Lawyers
When the Unthinkable Happens, We Are On Your Side
With continuing advancements in the medical field, including obstetrics, the risk of a mother and baby sustaining injury before, during, or after childbirth should be extremely low. This is not the reality. The maternal death rate in the United States doubled from 1982 to 2005, leaving infants without their mothers and families without one of their parents.
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 cannot be prevented no matter the level of care administered, others are entirely needless. Medication errors, delayed C-sections, and mismanaged toxic shock or preeclampsia may lead to maternal wrongful death.
At Bandas Law Firm, our goal is to hold at-fault physicians and medical facilities accountable when substandard care leads to serious injuries or the loss of a mother’s life during or after childbirth. Our team can help you figure out how such a thing can happen under the supervision of professionals. We have connections with top experts in birth trauma and medical care who can help us examine the treatment and care records from the delivery room to identify negligence.
You could be eligible to file a claim for maternal wrongful death. Call our New Mexico team at (505) 393-6303 to see how we can help.
Preventing Maternal Injuries and Deaths
Obstetricians, OB/GYNs, doctors, nurses, and medical facilities have an obligation to provide appropriate and sufficient care, no matter the situation. Unfortunately, mistakes or negligence can cause a breach of the accepted standard of care, hurting either the mother, the baby, or both.
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
- Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Cardiac arrest
Pregnancy and childbirth are complicated, and expecting mothers deserve the best care possible. The doctors who hold patients’ lives in their hands must do better.
Learn Your Legal Rights
If you are struggling after a wrongful maternal death, reach out to our team. We are here to listen to your story—and we can help you hold the wrongdoers accountable and get answers for your family. The loss of a parent (and potentially a provider) when a family is expanding is extremely stressful. We can help you make a claim for the financial safety net you and your children need and deserve during such a time.
For more information, call our New Mexico wrongful death attorneys at (505) 393-6303. Our caring team is available 24/7 and offers free consultations.