Stillbirth compensation claims

Suffering a stillbirth is a tragic event for you and your family. If the medical professionals who should have helped you contributed to the death of your baby, First4Lawyers could help you get justice.

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What is a stillbirth compensation claim?

The loss of a baby is heart-breaking at any stage. If a baby is born dead after 24 weeks of pregnancy, this is classed as a stillbirth. If the baby dies before the 24 week stage, it is known as a miscarriage or late foetal loss. The UK saw an average rate of 4.1 stillbirths per 1,000 births in 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics.

There are a number of causes associated with stillbirths. Many stillbirths are caused by complications with the placenta, which links the baby’s and mother’s blood supplies, providing nourishment in the womb.

In other cases, haemorrhaging before or during labour can be responsible, as can pre-eclampsia. Pre-existing diabetes or an infection, including Group B Strep, in the mother can also cause a stillbirth.

Knowing that the medical professionals who were supposed to help you could have prevented the death of your baby can make it even more tragic. If this happens, you could be able to make a medical negligence claim for justice.

Why should I make a stillbirth compensation claim?

If the healthcare professionals looking after you during your pregnancy could have done something to prevent the death of your baby, you have the right to have this negligence acknowledged. You have the right to hold someone responsible.

The compensation you could be awarded for a successful claim can help pay for any treatment you may need after suffering a stillbirth. This could be physical or emotional therapies – whatever you need to help you recover.

Is there a time limit for making a stillbirth compensation claim?

In most cases of medical negligence, you’ll have three years to make a claim for compensation. This means that to get the justice you are entitled to, you should try to get your claim processed as soon as possible.

How much compensation will I receive?

We know that after you’ve suffered a stillbirth, money is not your main concern. But you have the right to compensation after experiencing medical negligence.

It is difficult to say exactly how much you might be entitled to without discussing your situation with you. Compensation amounts can vary so it’s advisable to get in touch with First4Lawyers to get an idea of what you could be awarded.

I think I have a stillbirth compensation claim – what should I do?

The most important thing is your recovery. It’s important to take the time to think about what you need to help yourself and your family at this difficult time.

You should then think about taking action against those responsible for the hospital negligence you suffered. First4Lawyers can help you decide on the best course of action for you. Our compassionate and understanding claims advisors will be able to talk you through your options.

There is no pressure to go ahead with anything and talking to us is free. Just give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online and we’ll be in touch shortly.

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