FB How the MOMMA Act Aims to Reduce Maternal Death Rates

Free Consultation

877-262-9767

We are dedicated and compassionate

BIRTH INJURY ATTORNEYS

Get Help Today

Illinois Lawmakers Work to Reduce Maternal Death Rates

In Illinois, more than 650 women have died of pregnancy related complications since 2008. Of the 73 maternal deaths in 2016, 42 women died between 43 days and one year after delivery, pointing to the importance of monitoring the health of mothers after they leave the hospital.  Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly (D) recently introduced the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness Act (The MOMMA Act) to expand Medicaid coverage, establish emergency obstetric protocols, encourage training and create federal collection of data. There will be a hearing held in September 2018 to review this multi-pronged legislation to help end maternal mortality, particularly amongst African-American women who are at higher risk of postpartum complications. Sen. Dick Durbin (D) is also working on a bill to tackle the issue.

If you lost a loved one during the labor and delivery process, please call us at 877-262-9767.

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

OK

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

OK CANCEL
Real Time Web Analytics