• Complications During Pregnancy

    New Report Finds Hospitals Choose Not To Adopt Life Saving Protocols For Pregnant Women

    The maternal mortality in the United States is astronomically higher than other first-world western countries. Despite advances in medicine, the U.S. is quickly falling behind countries like Great Britain, whose mothers die from childbirth complications at one-third of the rate they do in the U.S. The only exception is the state of California, which has drastically reduced its maternal mortality rate in recent years by implementing various safety procedures and standardizing protocols for pregnant women. USA Today uncovered that hospitals in the rest of the country are reluctant to adopt similar protocols that could save lives.

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    Why Is The Maternal-Mortality Rate So High In The U.S.?

    Advances in medical technology have made the U.S. a leader in healthcare. Despite these advances, the country has a shockingly high maternal-mortality rate. There are a number of factors contributing to higher American maternal-mortality rates.

  • Birth Injury Attorneys

    Hospital May Lose Medicare Funding After Shocking Number of Birth Injuries

    Giving birth is an incredibly joyous time for a family. However, all of this excitement and hope can be dashed instantly when parents and family learn the baby has suffered a birth injury. With such advanced medical techniques available, many people don’t realize giving birth still comes with serious risks for both mother and child. Unfortunately, these risks are heightened when a hospital and its staff fail to provide proper care to newborns.

  • Experienced Birth Injury Lawyers

    Lopez McHugh Reaches $5.5 Million Settlement For Birth Injury Client

    January 15, 2018 by Carrie Capouellez| Birth Injuries

    One of Lopez McHugh’s experienced birth injury attorneys, Amorina Lopez, worked as co-counsel with Daniel Hodes of Hodes Milman Liebeck to reach a $5.5 million settlement for a birth injury client.

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    Is Delivering Your Baby On The Weekend Dangerous?

    February 27, 2017 by Carrie Capouellez| Birth Injuries

    For many expectant mothers, the day of delivery is an incredibly exciting time. Many families try to plan the day they will give birth, but for some, plans change last minute and children are born early or later than anticipated. While it can be difficult to anticipate when delivery will actually occur, it’s important for expectant parents to understand what risks may be associated with different days of the week. At first thought, delivering your baby on the weekend might seem more convenient than a weekday; however, expectant mothers should be wary of “the weekend effect.”