Maternal Death


The topic of this web page brings to mind sad cases this law firm has handled in which husbands, children and parents suddenly lost a beloved new mother during childbirth or shortly thereafter. Complications during pregnancy, labor, deliver and the postnatal period can take the life of a new mother without warning, leaving a family to cope with a great loss.

At Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C., we are very sensitive to the raw emotions that many immediate family and extended family members may go through after a new mother has been lost through a pregnancy-related or birthing-related maternal death. We believe in giving family members the time and space that they need to regroup after the death of a woman around the time of birth of her baby. If we represent you, you can rest assured that we will not be peppering you with questions or disrupting your family’s mourning rituals inappropriately.

At the same time, however, families may take some comfort from knowing that we quickly get to work investigating the causes of a maternal death. We adeptly help families address various legal and financial matters associated with the death of a mother before, during or after childbirth.

Once you are ready to spend more time talking to us, we look forward to taking time to get to know your family. A thorough understanding of the nature of your loss will help us prepare a compelling case for maximum available compensation for family members left behind, including the precious new baby.

Our birth injury attorneys represent bereaved family members anywhere in Missouri or Illinois. Uterine rupture? Law firm Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C., is here to listen and advise your family on how to pursue compensation after an Illinois or Missouri maternal death. Our Missouri maternal death attorneys are skilled trial advocates with a record of success in challenging cases. We are determined to win for our clients. Attorneys of the law firm await your call.

St. Louis Birth Injury Attorney · Call 314-433-9131

Whether your wife, mother or girlfriend died alone or the unborn fetus died with her during pregnancy or delivery, please contact a trial lawyer at the St. Louis, Missouri, law firm of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard. Se habla español.

Founded in 1976, our St Louis birth injury law firm combines the talents of four highly skilled trial lawyers, each of whom has received the highest possible AV®Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. We handle cases throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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