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Stillbirth Compensation Claims

A stillbirth occurs when the baby dies in the uterus and it is something that no woman would want to go through. A stillbirth can occur at any time after the 20th week of pregnancy. If loss of pregnancy occurs before the 20th week, it is known as miscarriage. There are many causes of stillbirth and in some cases, it occurs as a result of medical negligence.

If you or a loved one has received sub standard medical care during pregnancy which has resulted in stillbirth, you may be entitled to make stillbirth compensation claims.

Common Causes of Stillbirth

There are numerous causes of stillbirth. Sometimes, combination of two or more of these causes may contribute to the death of the baby.

  • severe malformations in the baby
  • rhesus disease factor
  • poor fetal growth
  • chronic health problems in the pregnant women such as diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clotting disorders, kidney disease, etc
  • birth defects which can result from genetic, environmental or other causes
  • placental problems
  • umbilical cord accidents such as knot in the cord
  • infections such as parvovirus infections, urinary tract infections, etc

Risk factors which are associated with stillbirth include:

  • maternal obesity
  • maternal age over 35
  • multiple gestation

Start A Stillbirth Compensation Claim Today

A medical negligence claim for stillbirth can be made if it can be proven that the care received during pregnancy was sub standard and it resulted in stillbirth. If you have suffered as a result of stillbirth, contact us today and we will assess your claim and advise you regarding the circumstances of your claim.

If you have a viable claim, we will use a risk free No Win No Fee scheme to handle your claim. This means that you don’t have to worry about any legal costs associated with your claim.

To find out more information about making stillbirth compensation claims, get in touch with our expert medical negligence solicitors today by completing our online claim form.