Postpartum Hemorrhage Malpractice
The time following the delivery of a baby should be a period of joy for the family. However, it can quickly become very stressful if the mother experiences a postpartum hemorrhage, which can have dire consequences for her health. If you or someone close to you suffered a postpartum hemorrhage, you need to reach out to a skilled Baltimore birth injury attorney who can assess the merits of your case. At Arfaa Law Group, we can investigate the cause of your harm and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim. If we move forward with your case, you can rest assured that we will work diligently to get you all of the compensation that you rightfully deserve for your injuries and losses.Pursuing Compensation for a Postpartum Hemorrhage Caused by Malpractice
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) refers to excessive bleeding after the delivery of a baby. It takes place when a woman loses 500 mL or more of blood during a vaginal delivery or 1,000 mL or more of blood after a C-section. Unfortunately, many maternal deaths during delivery are results of PPH. The pregnancy-related mortality ratio in the United States was 17.3 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013. National statistics suggest that approximately 11.4 percent of these deaths are caused by PPH.
Any woman who has carried a pregnancy past 20 weeks of gestation has a chance of developing PPH. While most postpartum hemorrhaging takes place right after delivery, it can occur later as well. If excessive bleeding is not controlled, it can lead to a number of adverse outcomes, such as the loss of ability to have future pregnancies as well as permanent brain damage. In addition, the excessive and rapid blood loss can cause a severe drop in the mother’s blood pressure and can lead to shock and death if it is not treated.
If your wife or you have suffered from postpartum hemorrhaging that could have been avoided, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against the at-fault party. Medical malpractice claims are rooted in the theory of negligence. Negligence refers to a failure to use the generally accepted level of care used by other medical professionals in the same specialty under the same circumstances.
Under Maryland law, in order for your medical malpractice claim to be valid, it must meet the following requirements:
- A hospital, nurse, physician, or some other health care professional committed an act of medical negligence.
- The act of negligence committed by the medical professional directly caused injuries, death, disability, or pain and suffering.
Depending on the nature and severity of the harm suffered, you may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, disability, loss of consortium, and any other losses arising from the malpractice. Each case is different, and the exact amount of compensation that a plaintiff will be entitled to obtain will depend on the details of the case. In medical malpractice claims, the compensation can come through a settlement award or through a jury trial. Our lawyers can examine your case and help you determine an appropriate course of action.Get Advice from a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Baltimore or Beyond
If you or someone close to you suffered from postpartum hemorrhaging or excessive bleeding during the childbirth process, we can help. At Arfaa Law Group, we can thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and determine whether malpractice occurred. These cases are complex, and having the right attorney on your side can be extremely valuable to your case. We can help you secure the compensation that you need to gain closure and move on with your life. Our Baltimore attorneys represent individuals and families throughout the state of Maryland. For more information or a free case consultation, call us at 410-889-1850 or contact us online.