Maternal Mortality: A Face Behind in the Numbers

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Maternal mortality is a significant ongoing issue facing Americans. Although advances in medicine provide doctors with more effective tools for diagnosing and treating illness and disease, some of the simplest measures are falling through the cracks, and expectant mothers are often left to suffer the consequences. A recent investigation by USA Today found that thousands of women are suffering serious injuries and death during childbirth because of basic, yet vital safety practices that hospitals and […]

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Fronzuto Law Group Recovers $1.9 Million in NJ Prenatal Care Negligence Case

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Attorneys for Negligent Prenatal Care in New Jersey The medical malpractice team at Fronzuto Law Group, LLC. recently recovered $1.9 million on behalf of a woman who suffered permanent injuries resulting from negligent prenatal care in New Jersey. The plaintiff in this case received obstetrical and gynecological care from the same medical group for her first and second pregnancies. She delivered her first child via C-section in Morristown, NJ after she was identified as having […]

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HELLP Syndrome and Complications During Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery

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HELLP syndrome is a serious medical condition affecting a small population of pregnant women. Often associated with preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome is seldom discussed and often misdiagnosed by obstetricians and other medical professionals during pregnancy. However, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose HELLP syndrome can result in severe complications for mothers and infants. Continue reading to learn more about HELLP syndrome and how it may contribute to pregnancy or labor and delivery-related complications. HELLP Syndrome Explained HELLP syndrome refers […]

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Brain Injuries at Birth Linked with Lower Dopamine Levels in Adulthood

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Recent research has identified a correlation between brain injuries at birth and lower levels of dopamine in the brain long-term. The study sought to examine chemical changes in the brain for individuals who were born prematurely, as well as those who experienced brain injury during labor and delivery or soon after birth. The results showed a specific interplay between premature birth, brain injury, and lasting decreases in one of the brain’s essential chemicals. The study, […]

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Our NJ Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represent Negligent Prenatal Care Victim

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Fronzuto Law Group’s team of highly experienced medical malpractice lawyers represents victims who sustain injuries as a result of negligent prenatal care in New Jersey. One such client whom we are currently representing suffered a severe brain hemorrhage after doctors failed to diagnose her high blood pressure during pregnancy. The victim in this case was in the care of several doctors at the same local practice for obstetrical, gynecological, and prenatal care throughout her pregnancy. Over […]

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The Dangers of Undiagnosed Group B Streptococcus (GBS) during Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, your doctor must diligently monitor your health and test for a variety of medical conditions that may pose a danger to you and your baby. Among the essential preventative screenings for pregnant women is a test for Group B Streptococcus, a type of infection that may be passed to your baby during childbirth. If an obstetrician fails to test for GBS and an undiagnosed mother gives birth, her child may contract the infection and […]

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Aspirin Shown to Reduce Preterm Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnant Women

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A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown low doses of aspirin may reduce the risk of preterm preeclampsia in pregnant women. These findings may assist doctors in preventing preterm preeclampsia among high-risk patients. However, doctors must first identify risk factors and run necessary screening tests throughout the stages of prenatal care in order to mitigate these risks. The new research, entitled Aspirin versus Placebo in Pregnancies at High Risk for […]

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Maternal Mortality in the United States: Understanding the Numbers

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The United States added a question to the standard death certificate in 2003 to more accurately gauge the number of maternal deaths each year. With 4 million pregnant women who give birth annually in the U.S., it is essential to understand key trends in pregnancy-related deaths, factors that contribute to these deaths, and potential strategies for preventing maternal mortality. A recent study published in the Journal Obstetrics & Gynecology reviewed maternal mortality data from all of the […]

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Fronzuto Law Group Files Suit on Behalf of Mother who Suffered Wrongful Death after Child Birth

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Fronzuto Law Group recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the case of a mother who suffered severe neurological injuries following the birth of her twins. The Union County hospital’s negligence in failing to recognize and treat preeclampsia led to the tragic death of a loving wife and pillar of her community. The victim in this case, 35-year-old Marlenes Teixeira, was admitted to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth at approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 2nd. She underwent […]

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