Stillbirth is a condition where the baby dies inside the womb/birth canal after 20 weeks of gestation.
It would be a psychological shock and grief for the parents to know that their baby is lost in the womb itself. Still births can be avoided if extensive care is taken during birthing. In situations where still birth occurs because of medical negligence you can claim for compensation .You may feel daunted by the idea of claiming since money can’t compensate the loss of a baby. But legal claims can decrease the medical negligence of doctors and midwives while caring and treating pregnant women. There are several reasons behind still birth. Some of them are:
Birth defects because of pregnancy complications in mother or chromosomal disorders.
Placental abruption where placenta separates from the womb before delivery causing oxygen deprivation for the baby.
Poor growth of babies due to malnutrition or preeclampsia or smoking by mother.
Infections, rhesus disease in pregnant mother causing a still birth.
Infections can be treated if diagnosed early. If there has been negligence by a doctor or health professional, it can cause infections to spread placing the unborn child at risk.
Preeclampsia and gestational diabetes requires regular monitoring of the foetus, inadequate monitoring and treatment can cause life threatening conditions in the baby.
Midwives/doctors negligence during labour/ birthing process, resulting in still birth due to placental abruption.
Negligence in monitoring the foetal movements and heart rate for a complicated pregnancy and delay in initiating caesarean /labour causing still birth / severe injury to the baby.
If you or your baby were injured during pregnancy or child birth due to clinical or medical negligence, call our Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free conference on 0113 388 0400 or contact us online and we will call you within 1 hour.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors know that pregnancy and birth injuries can be emotional and devestating. At Chapman Dhillon Solicitors, our solicitors are experts in handling complex legal and medical issues. We are sensitive to your needs and can ensure that you receive the best support possible.
When you contact Chapman Dhillon Solicitors and provide details of what happened, whether the injury occured in a private clinic or an NHS hospital; we will be able to tell you if you have a claim for medical negligence compensation immediately. You will only speak with qualified Solicitors. Our medical negligence solicitors will advise you on how to claim compensation, the claims process, any time constraints; and how successful your claim is likely to be.
The Chapman Dhillon Solicitors No Win No Fee arrangement takes the risk out of making a personal injury claim. There are no upfront fees, no unexpected costs, and no risk of paying the other side’s expenses. 100% of our claims are operated on a No win, no fee basis so that you are covered at all times