5 Shocking Results As To Why the US Has Worst Maternal Death
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5 Shocking Results As To Why the U.S. Has Worst Maternal Death

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Birth Injury

March 30 2019

As much as the current administration pushes for a more pro-pregnancy agenda, you would think the level of care surrounding pregnancies would be taken into consideration. America is one of the richest countries in the world. Dying during pregnancy or experiencing birth injuries should not be considered an issue. Yet it is. Our San Diego birth injury lawyers at Simpson Law Group believe so much in birth injuries due to the negligence of medical facilities that we dedicate a whole practice in our law offices toward it.

We believe that mothers and fathers should receive compensation for putting their trust in the wrong hands. We believe that compensation should be granted to families who were at the whim of doctors and medical who should have known better but didn’t. Financial gain cannot correct the damage done to your child, but it can help provide a piece of justice knowing that your family may be the last to ever experience that kind of pain again.

NPR and ProPublica started an in-depth investigation of maternal deaths in the United States. Our health care payment system may not be up to standards, but our health care should be top notch. However, that is not the case. Here are the 5 revelations that suggest mothers and babies feel the brunt of poor medical care:

  1. Women in the United States are the only ones in developing countries that are showing an increase in death surrounding childbirth.
  2. Hospital protocols for maternal emergencies are disorganized and lacking. An easy treatment may turn lethal because the hospital does not have an organized way of addressing the issues.
  3. Hospitals with NICU units are grossly underprepared for maternal emergencies with either resources or plans of action.
  4. Doctors who decided to focus on maternal-fetal care do not have to engage with mothers or babies before being certified as a doctor in that specialty.
  5. It has been documented that federal and state funding 6% of grants that go toward maternal-fetal care actually get to the mothers

These staggering revelations show that the medical community is not prepared for mothers and their babies. A very real example of this is the death of Rebekah Moani Daniel. She died while giving her birth to a healthy daughter. Her complication was not that hard to manage. She was bleeding due to postpartum hemorrhaging. The medical staff attempted to give her meds but they were not distributed at the right dose or the right time.

What To Do

Birth injuries are emotionally exhausting. What should be a celebration turns into a nightmare. There are no words to express the amount of trauma you and your family experienced. Our San Diego Birth Injury Attorneys at Simpson Law Group will do all we can to act as aggressive and strong advocates for you, your family, and your baby. We are ready to fight for you. Call 619-236-9696 or click here to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at Simpson Law Group in San Diego today.

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