Illinois Maternal Death Attorney
The weeks and months prior to a new child’s arrival are often the most exciting time in a family’s life. They eagerly make short and long-term plans, covering everything from physical modifications to their living spaces to future financial plans to support their growing families. Sudden maternal death during childbirth brings all these plans crashing down. The death of a family member is difficult enough to deal with. If another person’s negligence caused that death, the pain is immeasurably worse.
The compassionate Illinois nursing negligence and birth injury attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman understand the grievous pain and suffering that medical negligence inflicts on families. Many of the members of our professional team have endured similar hardships. As a result, we feel passionately about the legal and financial rights of victims, and this passion fuels our purpose. We always work hard and always proactively communicate with our valued clients.
Fatal Maternal Injuries
Unmanaged pregnancy conditions, sudden trauma injuries during birth, and improper recovery care are the most common kinds of fatal injuries to mothers.
Preeclampsia, or maternal high blood pressure, is a good example of an unmanaged condition. The dangers of preeclampsia, such as potential organ damage, are widely known to all doctors. However, many physicians approach such problems with an overconfident “I’ve got this” attitude. They don’t ask for help and don’t take all necessary precautions. Their patients suffer as a result of these things.
During delivery, many doctors perform episiotomies. These incisions on the mother’s perineum (area between the genitals and anus) are designed to widen the mother’s birth canal and make delivery easier. However, these incisions in such a delicate area often cause uncontrollable bleeding at a time when the mother needs every ounce of strength she can muster. Too many times, by the time someone realizes there is a problem, it’s too late to do anything about it.
As they recover from the trauma of giving birth, mothers are in weakened states and therefore highly vulnerable to infection. Many infections are not particularly dangerous to healthy adults. But mothers who just went through a difficult labor and delivery experience are far from healthy.
Our Chicago maternal death attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for families over the years. But all this money couldn’t begin to fill the emotional void that a wrongful death creates.
Death is final. Nothing can reverse it. The best thing that families can do at this point is to move on with their lives. The available compensation in a wrongful death claim helps families achieve this goal. This compensation includes:
- Funeral, cremation, burial, and other final expenses,
- Medical bills related to the decedent’s final injury or illness,
- Lost future emotional support,
- Decedent’s pain and suffering, and
- Lost future financial support.
Many of these items are difficult to determine. How can anyone put a price tag on something like the lost love of a mother?
To determine a fair amount of compensation, attorneys often partner with outside professionals, like accountants and psychologists, in these situations.
Rely on an Experienced Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Chicago maternal death attorney, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. We handle these claims on a nationwide basis.