Maternal & Infant Death Lawyers in North Carolina
Providing Compassionate Guidance & Dedicated Representation
The death of a newborn child or his/her mother is a tragedy beyond compare. What was supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life has turned into a devastating situation—one that has likely left you with an immense amount of grief and uncertainty. Sadly, maternal and infant deaths occur far too often in the United States. Even worse, many of these instances are the result of preventable birth injuries and general medical negligence and malpractice.
At Lanier Law Group, we believe that negligent medical professionals and facilities should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. If you lost your child or loved one as a result of a delivery room doctor’s mistake, a midwife’s negligent act, or any similar situation, reach out to us as soon as possible for a free and confidential consultation. Our North Carolina maternal and infant death attorneys genuinely care about you and your family. While these cases are never easy, our team is committed to fighting tirelessly for the justice and recovery you and your loved ones deserve.
Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases
At Lanier Law Group, we understand that no amount of financial restitution can ever make up for the loss of your loved one. The wrongful death of your child or his/her mother can leave you facing serious financial burdens that you should not have to shoulder on your own. A wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party/parties can not only bring a much-needed sense of justice but also the financial relief you need right now. A successful case can also set a precedent and help prevent similar situations from occurring again in the future.
Depending on the circumstances involved, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Grief, pain, suffering, and emotional distress
- The cost of any medical treatment incurred prior to death
- Funeral/burial costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of support and household services
- Lost wages/income, including future wages/income
- Loss of expected inheritance
In some instances, you may also be able to pursue punitive damages. These are meant to punish individuals/parties who have been egregiously negligent, leading to the death of your loved one.
How to Tell If an Infant/Maternal Death Was Caused by Negligence
All medical professionals and facilities have a duty to uphold a standard of care to their patients. This does not mean there is no room for human error, but it does mean that these parties should not make avoidable mistakes that other competent persons/parties would not have made (within reason).
Some examples of when negligence may lead to maternal or infant death include:
- Failure to monitor fetal heart rate
- Failure to order an emergency C-section
- Delay in ordering a C-section
- Failure to identify/address fetal distress
- Improper use of forceps or a vacuum extractor
- Failure to diagnose/treat a maternal complication, such as preeclampsia
- Surgical errors made during a cesarean section
- Failure to recognize breech presentation
- Maternal hemorrhaging
- Maternal infections, such as meningitis
- Prolonged and/or obstructed labor
These are just some examples of when medical negligence can have tragic consequences. If you believe your child or loved one’s death was caused by any of these or other forms of medical malpractice, turn to our North Carolina maternal and infant death attorneys for the legal help you need.