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Maternal Deaths on the Rise, Black Women Face Higher Risk

According to the CDC, approximately 700 women in the U.S. die each year as a result of childbirth-related complications. More than half of those deaths could have been prevented. Perhaps equally as shocking is that the CDC cites the risk of pregnancy-related deaths for black women to be 3 to 4 times higher than those of white women.

With the rate of maternal deaths on the rise, maternal mortality review committees (MMRCs) have been established and legislation proposed to combat this devastating problem. State and local MMRCs assess maternal deaths and identify opportunities for prevention. Data collated from nine state MMRCs (Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Utah) estimated that over 60% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable. Hemorrhage and cardiovascular and coronary conditions were the leading causes of death in the states studied.

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.

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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.

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