Minneapolis Maternal Death Lawyers
A combination of medical technology and advanced professional training has significantly decreased the risk of catastrophic maternal injuries during birth, such as maternal death. However, these things have not eliminated this risk, and they probably never will. Technology and education have lowered the risk, and they have also raised the bar in terms of medical malpractice. Today’s doctors have more tools and expertise than ever before. So, their margin for error is also smaller than ever before.
This negligence frequently involves transitional negligence. The transition from prenatal care to labor and delivery care is a good illustration. This transition is especially difficult when a mother relocates or switches insurance companies as she is receiving prenatal care. Frequently, these transitions involve a new healthcare team at a new facility. Items frequently get lost in translation during these times. Vaginal delivery/C-section delivery transitions are another illustration. Successful surgeries require intense preparation, and in these situations, time is limited.
The compassionate Minneapolis maternal death lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman understand the intense pain and suffering these families must endure. Many of the people on our professional team have gone through similar experiences. This compassion drives us to work extra hard to obtain maximum compensation in these cases. These families need this compensation to pick up the pieces of their lives and move on.
Why Should I File a Maternal Death Lawsuit?
This question is a very valid one. A lawsuit does not turn back the clock and reverse the outcome. Furthermore, blaming a negligent doctor for an injury means little in the final analysis.
However, a negligence claim is not like a criminal case. Criminal cases punish individuals for the poor choices they make. Whether or not they hurt someone else. For example, If Jane drinks and drives, she could still be charged with DUI, even if she does not cause a crash.
A negligence claim holds tortfeasors (negligent parties) responsible for the mistakes they make. In Minnesota, part of this responsibility includes paying compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. According to state law, compensation in a negligence claim must put victim/plaintiffs in the same position they would have been in otherwise. Obviously, that’s not possible in a maternal death case. But the available compensation at least assuages the grief.
Additionally, medical negligence claims usually help prevent future injuries. When doctors or hospitals must pay significant monetary damages, they usually change the way they do business. So, if you do not retain a Minneapolis maternal death lawyer for yourself or your family, you should consider working with a lawyer in order to make area hospitals safer places for mothers and babies.
How Do I Choose the Right Lawyer?
We talked about a lawyer’s compassion above. But that’s not the only necessary quality in these situations. Your Minneapolis maternal death lawyer should have a solid combination of experience, dedication, and accessibility. This combination is necessary to ensure maximum compensation in such claims.
The experience should include both practice experience and trial experience. Practice experience gives your attorney familiarity with the issues in a medical malpractice case. Trial experience means your lawyer is willing to stay with you until the end of the line.
Dedication means commitment to medical negligence cases. These matters are very complex, so this area must not simply be a side-show for a general practice lawyer. Accessibility means your lawyer is available to meet with you and answer your questions.
Look for these qualities as you evaluate lawyers. But do not tarry. You have a limited amount of time to act in these situations.
Count On a Diligent Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced maternal death lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. We handle these matters on a nationwide basis.