Ohio Department of Health Releases 2015 Ohio Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review

September 10, 2015

Recently, the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health released the 2015 Ohio Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, an annual report detailing the pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths that occur in Ohio each year.  For most women and their families, pregnancy, childbirth, and the first months of having a new child are a special and joyful time.  Tragically, though, many families endure unspeakable loss as the result of negligent medical care.

According to the BMCH report, there is a significant overlap in factors associated with Ohio maternal deaths and the factors often present when medical malpractice occurs.  Delays in treatment, failure to diagnose complications, and inadequate care by health care professionals are among the most common factors associated with Ohio maternal deaths.  The bit of good news reflected in the report is that pregnancy-related deaths—defined as “death during or within one year of pregnancy that is related to the pregnancy”—decreased in the most recent reported year, which reflected a maternity mortality ration of 15.2 per 100,000 live births.  This number, though, is still far above the reported all-time low maternity mortality ratio of 7.2 in 1987

Pregnancy-Related Deaths and Injuries May Occur Due to Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can result in maternal injury or death prior to, during, or after childbirth.  As patients, expectant mothers have a right to receive competent treatment throughout their pregnancies.  If you or a loved one sustained injuries at any point during or after pregnancy and you believe medical malpractice may be the cause, you need an Ohio maternal injury and maternal death lawyer to examine your case. 

At Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA, our team of medical malpractice attorneys has the experience and resources to determine whether you may have grounds to seek compensation for your loss.  Contact us today at 855-783-9247 for a free consultation.

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