Of the estimated 4 million childbirths in the United States every year, severe complications during or immediately following childbirth affect approximately 52,000 women per year in the United States.

The cost of childbirth complications is enormous. Obstetrics-related complications account for $17.4 billion in hospital costs each year in the United States and obstetrics represents over 25% of the medical malpractice payouts by hospitals in the United States each year.

While not all complications encountered during childbirth are preventable or are the result of medical negligence, there are occasions when acts or omissions during childbirth cause injuries or death to the newborn and/or the mother that are considered to be medical malpractice.

If you, your child, or a loved one may be the victim of medical malpractice that occurred during childbirth in Maryland, contact Maryland medical malpractice attorney Jeff E. Messing, with over 35 years of experience, at 410-576-8338, who may investigate your birth injury claim for you and file a medical malpractice claim on your behalf, if appropriate.