Rise in Maternal Deaths in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that shines a light on the number of women who are dying in this country from health complications associated with pregnancy. According to the report, three out of every five mothers who die during pregnancy or childbirth could have survived had they received the » Read More


High Rate of Maternal Deaths in the United States 

In the United States, the number of maternal deaths in hospitals across the country has been growing at an alarming rate. For women with pre-existing conditions, or who are at or below the poverty level, America is the most dangerous place to give birth compared to other developed countries. A USA Today report found that » Read More


New Legislation Aims to Lower C-Section Rates in Maryland

When unexpected complications arise during the childbirth process, the healthcare professional in charge may recommend a C-section to protect the health of the mother and the unborn baby. C-sections can be life-saving procedures, but they should only be performed when they are medically necessary. In the state of Maryland, 35 percent of all babies are » Read More


Malpractice Cases Involving Negligent Prenatal Care

When complications arise during a pregnancy or during the labor and delivery process, it can be physically exhausting and emotionally devastating to the expectant parents. While every parent hopes for a healthy pregnancy that is free of complications, that does not always happen. In some cases, the mother or the child can become seriously injured » Read More


Widower Appeals to Supreme Court to Allow Pursuit of Medical Malpractice Case

Pursuing a legal claim against the U.S. military health system can be extremely difficult for surviving members of a deceased military member’s family. A recent case filed in the U.S. Supreme Court is hoping to change that. The surviving spouse of an active duty Navy lieutenant who suffered fatal complications during childbirth in a Navy » Read More


Mothers’ Health Often Overlooked During Childbirth  

In the United States alone, close to four million babies are born every year. Many women go into labor on or close to their due date and deliver their baby without any health complications. However, the childbirth process can be unpredictable, and things can go wrong, putting the health of the baby and the mother » Read More


Maternal Morbidity

Having a baby is one of the most joyful experiences in a new parent’s life. However, when something goes wrong, and the mother suffers from health complications postpartum, the situation can become quite serious very quickly. In the United States, a growing number of women who have just given birth are at an increased risk » Read More