A Sliver of Justice for Tragedy and Heartbreak
The loss of your baby or the baby’s mother is an unimaginable tragedy. We haven’t experienced your utter devastation and loss. We haven’t felt the ache of longing for a life extinguished too soon. But we have stood arm in arm with grieving survivors, demanding accountability from those responsible for the preventable deaths of babies and mothers.
Maternal Death: The Devastating Truth
Maternal death in the U.S. is devastatingly common. For every 100,000 babies born, 11 mothers die during pregnancy, childbirth, or after delivery. A mother may pass on for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Hemorrhage during labor, delivery, or C-section
- Seizures from untreated preeclampsia
- HELLP syndrome
- Pulmonary embolism
- Cardiac arrest
- Surgical malpractice during C-section
Maternal deaths are even more shattering because they are often preventable. In fact, they may be caused by the actions or inaction of doctors, nurses, midwives, and other medical personnel.
Unspeakable Loss: Fetal and Newborn Death
Losing a baby from miscarriage, complications arising from a premature birth, or following a full-term pregnancy is an unspeakable loss. The resulting chasm of sorrow can grow into an unfathomable void when the death could have been prevented. Tragically, the obstetrical caregivers who are responsible for protecting the fetus or baby are sometimes responsible for his or her death. A baby may not survive for a range of reasons, including:
- Delivery trauma
- Untreated infection
- Undiagnosed conditions
- Delayed C-section
- Premature birth complications
Delivering Accountability and Justice for Wrongful Maternal, Fetal, and Newborn Deaths
We know that a wrongful death lawsuit won’t make you whole. It’s about justice. It’s about holding doctors, nurses, and hospitals accountable for negligence. It’s about recognition of the heartache that lasts forever. And it’s about preventing the same tragedy from happening to other families.
Our legal team is adept at getting to the root of the medical negligence that either directly caused a baby’s or mother’s death or allowed it to happen. We understand the causes and mechanisms of injuries that lead to death. We know when medical malpractice is the culprit. We have the resources and access to experts to direct the investigation and trace the negligence.
Our founder, attorney Michael Becker, has more than 30 years of experience in obtaining financial compensation for the families of women who died from medical negligence during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or postpartum care. He’s held obstetrical caregivers accountable when their negligence has led to the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a baby. His commitment to our clients is unwavering.
Compensation for Your Loss
We do our best to deliver the justice you deserve, knowing that it will never be more than a sliver of what would be needed to fill the void.
Damages for the death of an infant or unborn child can include amounts for the loss of love and companionship, the emotional suffering of the parents, medical expenses, and funeral expenses.
When a mother dies, the loss to survivors is even more palpable. She won’t be there for her newborn, her other children, and her spouse. We seek damages for the profound loss of her contributions: her irreplaceable love, companionship, parenting, and support, as well as any income that the family must replace.
Reach Out. We’re Here to Listen.
We have offices in Cleveland and Elyria, but we take cases all across Ohio. Please call us at (855) 466-5541 or fill out this form to discuss your loss. We occasionally take out of state maternal death cases. We have answers to your questions about wrongful death litigation: who can file a lawsuit, how long it takes, statutes of limitation, and so on. We won’t charge you for your initial consultation, and if we proceed, we’ll take your case on a contingency fee basis.
The Becker Law Firm understands that no amount of money will replace the life of your baby or the baby’s mother. Yet we understand that accountability is important – not simply as a step on the road to rebuilding your life, but also to prevent the same tragedy from happening to other families.