Minnesota Birth Injuries Resulting in a Wrongful Death of a Baby or Mother

When Birth Injuries Cause the Wrongful Death of a Baby in Minnesota, Families Need to Call Our Minneapolis Birth Injury Malpractice Lawyer


The ultimate personal injury in any medical malpractice and birth injury case is the wrongful death of the baby or mother.  Many times these needless deaths could be completely avoided with the proper medical care and treatment.  This is why our firm is hosting birth injury malpractice week to help inform families of medical mistakes which could give them rights.


And this is important because the birth of a child is supposed to be among the happiest days of a parent’s life.  However, when complications arise, the fetus, newborn baby, and/or the mother are at risk of injury or death.  Where complication or birth injury or death is the result of the negligence of a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional, the parent may have a claim for wrongful death.


Wrongful death is a specific form of medical malpractice, where the improper actions of a medical professional results in the loss of a life.  If you or a loved one have experienced this monumental loss, contact a birth injury wrongful death lawyer to discuss moving forward with a wrongful death claim.


Wrongful Death: The Heartbreaking Loss of a Newborn Child or Fetus


Losing a child through premature birth, miscarriage or during birth is an unascertainable loss, especially if the loss could have been prevented.  Tragically, the same medical personnel that we place our trust in to care for our expecting mothers may be the ones responsible.  Our Minneapolis birth injury lawyer knows that this loss may be caused by a number of reasons, including the following:


  • Delays in administering a Cesarean Section (C-Section);
  • Failure to diagnose medical conditions in utero;
  • Complications arising from premature birth;
  • Asphyxia; and
  • Delivery Trauma.


Wrongful Death: The Devastating Loss of a Mother


Unfortunately, maternal death is frighteningly common in the United States, despite being largely preventable with modern medicine advancements.  In fact, out of every 100,000 babies born, approximately 24 mothers will pass away during their pregnancy or the child birth process.  One of the most heartbreaking realities of maternal death is that it oftentimes occurs as a result of avoidable mistakes or lack of preparedness on the part of otherwise qualified midwives, doctors or nurses.  Some causes of maternal death that our wrongful death lawyers have encountered include:


  • A ruptured uterus;
  • Cardiac arrest during childbirth;
  • Failure to monitor the mother;
  • Surgical errors;
  • Untreated preeclampsia resulting in seizures; and
  • Hemorrhages during labor and childbirth.


How to Hold Wrongdoers Accountable for Minneapolis Birth Injury Malpractice Resulting in Wrongful Death


When a newborn baby dies as the result of medical malpractice, some states allow the parents to hold wrongdoers accountable under specified wrongful death statutes.  However, a number of states will not allow wrongful death claims where a fetus was killed.  Unfortunately, many of these states will require that a child be born alive in order to bring suit.  Regardless, the emotional toll will follow the families experiencing the loss of a mother, newborn, or fetus for a lifetime.


A family may be able to bring a wrongful death claim for a newborn child under a variety of circumstances, such as in a birth injury claim.  Birth injuries often occur as the result of medical malpractice during labor and childbirth.


While a financial award will never fill the void left behind by your loss, you may be nonetheless entitled to monetary damages.


Families of a Birth Injury Resulting in a Wrongful Death Should Call Kuhlman Law, LLC


A wrongful death due to birth injury malpractice is devastating to an entire family.  This is not the type of personal injury case to try and do alone or with inexperienced counsel.  If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, call our knowledgable Minneapolis birth injury lawyer at Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough review of your case and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.


We also handle cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, and Hillsboro.  Our Oregon office number is (541) 385-1999.  

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