Causes of Stillbirth
In a large majority of cases, there is no identifiable reason for the stillbirth taking place. However in other cases the cause of death can be clearly recognised and a doctor can make a confident analysis about the underlying issues. The most commonly identified causes are:
- Birth defects
- Placenta coming away from wall of the uterus
- High blood pressure
- Reduced oxygen levels to the baby (either while in the uterus or during birth)
In order to protect and preserve the health of a baby as much as possible, many doctors and midwives will see it in their best interest to induce any mothers presenting concerning symptoms. These include women who have high blood pressure, or who are significantly past their due date to try and reduce the risk of a mother suffering a stillbirth. However these unfortunate deaths still happen.
If a mother has suffered with any condition or impairment, such as those mentioned above, a health care specialist has a professional obligation to monitor both mother and baby carefully and skillfully to identify any worrying changes the their usual growth and development. Failure to do so, which then leads to a stillbirth, may have been from a form of medical negligence, as they are required to ensure that treatment is administered effectively and without delay. Coping with the miscarriage of a child is devastating enough for parents, however to find out that it may have been caused by the negligence of others, and could in turn have been avoided, adds to the suffering you may be experiencing.
Our Stillbirth Claims Experience
When searching for an avoidable stillbirth solicitor, it’s important that you feel comfortable with them. Dealing with such a sensitive subject, you need to receive the utmost support and advice; which is why our stillbirth claims teams are always on hand to answer any questions and to provide guidance. Making a claim for stillbirth compensation requires expert legal support, because cases of this kind are fiercely defended by legal and medical experts. The earlier you involve an expert solicitor in your case, the greater your chances are of making a successful claim. We can investigate your case on your behalf, examining every aspects of your situation so that all the substantiating evidence can be assembled into a compelling case. Our stillbirth solicitors work at the cutting edge of clinical negligence case law; so they are able to investigate complex birth injuries compensation claims in great detail. They can assess the impact of your ordeal, so that you are awarded stillbirth compensation that will support you now, and in future.
Coping with stillbirths as a result of medical negligence is often extremely traumatic and may cause a number of negative consequences in all aspects of the victim’s life. Our guide to Coping With Infant Birthing Injuries was written to help individuals come to terms with what has happened and to find the support they need.
We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice and support. Our team of specialist solicitors have a wealth of expertise and knowledge that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Their years of legal service make it likely that they will have dealt with a case like yours in the past; meaning that they can focus on the most critical case matters from the outset. This helps us to achieve the greatest possible success for your stillbirth claim. There are time limits in place for claims of this kind, so you should seek legal advice as quickly as possible.
You may be worried about the possible costs pursuing your stillbirth compensation claim; so we have advisory teams in place to help you secure all the assistance available to you. Whatever the situation, we will be able to find a way to help.