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Stillbirth and neonatal death compensation

Our compassionate team of expert clinical negligence lawyers understand that a neonatal death or stillbirth claim is about getting answers and overcoming the heart-breaking affects.

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Losing a baby to stillbirth or neonatal death is a truly devastating experience for both the parents and the rest of the family, and it's completely normal to demand answers for what went wrong. In some cases, after investigating the cases thoroughly, it can become apparent that errors in medical treatment may have contributed to this heart-breaking loss and, in these cases, parents are well within their right to claim compensation.

As well as the overwhelming affect that losing a child can have on the mental well-being of both parents, if the mother sustains injuries during the course of the pregnancy or birth, it can also have long lasting physical consequences.

At Forbes, our expert team can provide legal advice in a range of stillborn or neonatal death claims, including:

  • Fetal growth restriction and failure to manage the care of a baby before birth
  • Issues arising from placental abruption
  • Negligence regarding the monitoring of the baby's heartbeat during labour
  • Failure to manage pregnancy-related itching
  • Failure to act on a mother's waters breaking and failure to induce the baby
  • Mistreated infections in either mother or child
  • Failure to resuscitate a baby at birth
  • Inquests into a baby's death

At Forbes solicitors, our friendly team of expert clinical negligence lawyers understand that a neonatal death or stillbirth claim is about getting answers and overcoming the heart-breaking affects, rather than about the money. So, if you've suffered from a stillbirth or had serious issues during your pregnancy or labour that you believe have affected the welfare of your child, our team of solicitors are on hand to advise you.

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Stillbirth Neonatal Claims FAQs

At Forbes Solicitors, we understand the devastating impact a stillbirth due to negligence has on you and your family, which is why we're here to help. Our team of solicitors will act in a professional and pragmatic manner to ensure that you receive the medical negligence stillborn compensation that you deserve. We will provide sympathy and empathy and ultimately support you during what is an unimaginable and devastating time for you and your family. As a client that has experienced stillbirth, we understand you'll have a lot of questions and will be looking for a lot of answers which is why we have a professional team that's on hand to help you every step of the way. If you have suffered a stillbirth and believe your heart breaking loss could be the result of medical negligence, don't hesitate to contact a member of our team, today.

What is the process for claiming medical negligence stillbirth compensation?
 
 

Firstly, you will be required to contact Forbes Solicitors or fill out an online claims form so that we can get to know your case and advise you as to whether or not you have a claim. If you have experienced a stillbirth due to negligence, we'll discuss the next steps of the claims process with you so that you have a clear idea of what you can expect from the case going forward. We understand that this is an extremely distressing time for you and your family and will do everything we can to ensure that you're not only kept in the loop throughout the process, but you get the end result that you deserve.

How much can I be rewarded for a claim of stillborn negligence?
 
 

With every case being unique, it's difficult to say exactly how much stillbirth negligence compensation you will receive but we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve, in as little time as possible. Once you have filled out a claims form online or have been in touch with a professional member of the team to discuss your individual situation, you will have a better idea of the amount of compensation that you can expect to receive.

What are some examples of stillbirth due to negligence?
 
 

There are many examples of medical negligence that could potentially lead to stillbirth, all of which are unacceptable and should be looked into professionally. During a pregnancy, a pregnant person has the right to professional medical care that ensures the wellbeing of both mother and child throughout. Examples of where a medical professional could have failed you during a time when you needed it most include inadequate monitoring of a baby's development through regular appointments at all significant stages of the pregnancy, failure to refer a mother to undergo tests if she is suspected of being at higher risk due to conditions such as diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure, failure to interpret and/or treat a maternal infection and misreading scan results. If you feel you have been failed by a medical professional and have, in fact, been a victim of stillbirth negligence, then Forbes are here to help. As professional, experienced stillbirth solicitors, we will look into your case with care and compassion to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve during what is undoubtedly a completely traumatic time. Please don't suffer in silence, contact Forbes today.

How much do stillbirth solicitors cost?
 
 

It's difficult to say exactly how much you can expect to pay because the amount that we charge will differ depending on the level of work involved. At Forbes Solicitors, we will need to discuss your case confidentially over the phone to give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay for our services. We are committed to helping our clients achieve the results that they deserve which is why we offer competitive prices and attempt to agree on a cost that works for everyone. If you would like to know more about how much it could potentially cost you to make a claim for medical negligence stillbirth compensation then you can get in touch with Forbes for a free consultation where we can discuss the details of your case and begin the process.

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