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Doctors, nurses, and midwives are required and expected to provide an acceptable standard of care to their patients during the entire birthing process. Unfortunately, sometimes, a medical provider’s negligence results in a maternal death, leaving behind a brokenhearted family and a child that will never know his or her mother.

The team at Fieger Law understands your heartbreak. We understand that maternal death is a life-altering event for the family left behind—the father, partner, siblings, grandparents and of course, the baby. That’s why our team of maternal death lawyers in Michigan will dig deep to investigate the root cause and discover if any negligence was involved to get you the justice you are entitled to.

Money will never replace the love and warmth of a wife and mother, but that’s not the point. Death is often accompanied by exorbitant costs and a great deal of pain and suffering. Grieving families should be allowed to heal without the stress of financial hardship or provision—that’s what maternal death claims seek to rectify.

The Causes of Maternal Death

In today’s world of technological advancements in medical and hospital procedures, the rate of maternal death has been greatly reduced—yet, tragically, it still happens. According to the World Health Organization, every day approximately 830 women die from preventable causes that occur before, during, or after childbirth.

The causes of maternal death include:

  • Uterine rupture
  • Hemorrhage from labor, delivery or C-section
  • Seizures from untreated preeclampsia
  • HELLP syndrome (hemolysis or breakdown of red blood cells, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Failure to treat gestational diabetes
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Surgical malpractice
  • Hospital infections
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Complications not properly diagnosed and addressed in time

How Common Is Maternal Death In the US?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) define maternal death as “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of the end of pregnancy from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy.” According to data reported by the CDC, in 2017 the pregnancy-related mortality rate for the U.S. was 17 per 100,000 live births.

Over the years, the maternal death ratio has continued to steadily increase, beginning with 7 deaths in 1987 to 17 deaths in 2017. Although this could be related to a change in record-keeping, there could also be a link between women more recently giving birth later in life.


For over 30 years, the Michigan maternal death lawyers at Fieger Law have fought for survivor’s rights. If your family has suffered as the result of a maternal death resulting from negligence, Geoffrey Fieger and his team at Fieger Law can help. Contact Michigan’s top law firm specializing in maternal death malpractice cases today.

Call 1-800-294-6637 or tell us about your case using our online form. Our maternal death attorneys in Michigan will review your case for free.

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