What Makes America's Delivery Rooms a Noted Risk for Mothers?

Wrongful death is unquestionably tragic. We note on our victims' personal injury website at Tabor Law in Indianapolis that, "One of the hardest things any family has to deal with is the unexpected loss of a beloved family member."

We additionally underscore on our site that the causes of wrongful death are many and varied. They range from lives lost owing to third-party negligence in motor vehicle accidents and the faulty design or manufacture of defective products to workplace accidents and medical malpractice outcomes.

That latter sphere is both notable and ironic. On the one hand, American medicine is noted globally for its cutting-edge technologies and the rigorous accreditation requirements imposed on its practitioners. Conversely, though, millions of patients annually suffer adverse outcomes directly tied to substandard care delivery. The consequences are reportedly fatal in hundreds of thousands of cases.

A recent NPR article takes an in-depth look at what commentators have termed "a national tragedy" in the health care realm. That piece focuses specifically on the high number of pregnant women who die in delivery rooms or thereafter from birth-tied complications.

The problem is reportedly of huge dimensions. Notwithstanding the comparative strength of American technology and the licensed credentials of medical professionals, more American women die during childbirth or shortly thereafter than do their counterparts in any other developed country.

Doctors closely focused upon that disconnect have probed the reasons why and published their results recently in a prestigious medical journal. We believe that what they have to say is both interesting and instructive, and will take a closer look at their findings in our next blog post.