It has been established countless times that black women experience high childbirth and pregnancy complications where an alarming death rate is three times higher in contrast to white women. There are many reasons behind this fact but usually, people associate this with inadequate access to healthcare and poverty. According to ProPublica, “there is growing evidence that points to the quality of care at hospitals where a disproportionate number of black women deliver, which are often in neighborhoods disadvantaged by segregation.”
This suggests how US hospitals are failing black mothers. In such cases, there might be a need to hire birth trauma attorney to help you with the disparity. According to a research, it is believed that women who are going into labor in ‘black serving’ hospitals tend to face more complications and deaths. This could be due to emergency hysterectomies, infections, and more. Hospitals that serve fewer black women do not have such high ratios.
It is believed that nearly 700 to 900 black mothers die after or during labor due to complications related to childbirth and pregnancy in the United States. In addition to this, the more that women die, the higher they face complications affecting nearly 50,000 women on a yearly basis. Dr. Elliott Main who is a CMQCC medical director said in a statement, “It creates improvement in the team, increases communication and improves your response to all emergencies.”