Stillbirth Claims For Compensation

Stillbirth Claims For Compensation

If you have been through a stillbirth we understand that it must have been a distressing and traumatic time for you. This can be made worse if you believe that your stillbirth has happened because of medical negligence resulting in stillbirth claims for compensation.

Stillbirth claims for compensation happen when a medical professional, usually a doctor or midwife, fails to take proper care of you. A proper standard of care during childbirth requires your doctor or midwife to pay close attention to you and your baby. This allows them to identify any potential complications and to deal with them quickly.

If a medical professional fails to identify potential complications during pregnancy or labour, this can amount to medical negligence and you may be entitled to make a stillbirth claim for compensation.

Our Solicitors are experts in stillbirth claims for compensation. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 644 4240.

What is a Stillbirth?

A stillbirth refers to the tragic circumstances when a baby dies in the womb after 24 works of completed pregnancy. Sadly, stillbirths are quite common. The NHS confirms that there are more than 3,600 stillbirths every year in the UK. This amounts to 1 in every 200 births.

In many cases, the reasons for a stillbirth are unknown to medics. However, in some cases a range of birth complications can contribute to a stillbirth. The most complication resulting in a stillbirth relates to the placenta. Generally, there is a failure of the placenta to function correctly leading to the child being deprived of vital nutrients.

It is the responsibility of medical professionals to monitor you and your child throughout your pregnancy and during childbirth. If a medical professional fails to do this, they may miss opportunities to identify complications, leading to a stillbirth.

All medical professionals involved in child birth owe their patients a “Duty of Care”. This means that if the medical professional falls below the standard that would be expected, they have been negligent. This results can result in a stillbirth claim for compensation.

If your medical professional has failed to reach an acceptable standard of care, you may be able to make a stillbirth claim for compensation. It is extremely important to take action if you have been let down. It helps to prevent the same mistakes from happening again.

What are Stillbirth Claims For Compensation?

Stillbirth claims for compensation happen when your medical professional provides an unacceptable standard of care to you leading to an avoidable stillbirth. A stillbirth can have a terrible psychological effect on a victim. Not only do you have to cope with the grief of losing a new baby, but you also have the psychological trauma of knowing it could have been avoided.

Your medical professional must identify complications that could lead to a stillbirth. Such complications can include:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Abnormal Heart Rate
  • Reduced Oxygen Levels
  • Infection

 

However, we have dealt with many stillbirth claims for compensation involving a complete failure of medical professionals to identify complications during pregnancy or childbirth. This is not acceptable, as if a proper assessment is made, the condition can often be identified and potentially treated.

If a medical professional has failed to diagnose complication leading to a stillbirth, they may been medically negligent and you may have a stillbirth claim for compensation.

Our stillbirth compensation solicitors can move quickly with your claim. However, it is vital that you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Do not delay as it can result in you missing the chance to obtain justice for your suffering.

Our Solicitors are experts in stillbirth claims for compensation. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 644 4240.

 

What are the Causes of Stillbirth Claims For Compensation?

The most common failure of medical professionals, leading to stillbirth compensation claim is a failure to diagnose a complication during pregnancy. If a medic negligently fails to identify and diagnose a complication, then it cannot be treated. This can lead to your unborn child suffering unnecessarily, and can ultimately result a stillbirth.

Some of the common facts our solicitors identify in stillbirth claims for compensation are that the medical practitioner is not appropriately qualified to identify and diagnose complications during pregnancy.

This is not acceptable. If a medical professional lacks the knowledge to properly care for a patient, then they should not be providing that care. A lack of adequately trained staff is a completely unacceptable reason for medical negligence. The NHS must adequately train and recruit its staff to ensure the standard of medical care provided is acceptable. Incidents of negligence are simply unacceptable.

If you have suffered due to medical negligence, speak to one of our stillbirth compensation claims solicitors today. They will be able to provide you with a Free Claim Assessment today.

 

Can I make a Stillbirth Claim For Compensation?

If you have been effected by a stillbirth as a result of medical negligence, you can make a claim against the negligent medical provider.

Making a stillbirth claim for compensation is not just about obtaining compensation for your suffering, it is about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.

We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. You need to act fast, as there are strict time limits on when you can make a stillbirth claim for compensation. Contact us today to discuss your options.

 

Why you should Make a Stillbirth Claim for Compensation?

Making a stillbirth claim for compensation can help to avoid the same mistakes being made again. Our solicitors often find that NHS guidelines will change following a medical negligence claim. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made.

It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.

No Win No Fee Compensation Claims

Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you if the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.

Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.

How Much Compensation Will I Get?

The amount of compensation for stillbirth claims can vary depending on the extent of your suffering and the details of your case. It will also depend on your personal circumstances.

Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.

Our Expertise in Stillbirth Claims For Compensation?

Our medical negligence claims solicitors have decades of experience in stillbirth claims for compensation. They specialise in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area. Not only are our stillbirth solicitors experts in this area, they will also provide you with support and kindness in your time of need.

We understand that our clients’ are going through one of the most distressing times of your life. We are not here simply as lawyers, we are here to help you get through by achieving the justice you deserve

Our stillbirth claims solicitors will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for their clients.

Contact one of the team today for a Free Claim Assessment.

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Our Solicitors are experts in birth and obstetric claims claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 644 4240.