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Stillbirths

We regularly help people make medical negligence claims, if they have suffered unexpected problems following medical or dental treatment, advice or surgical procedures.

Stillbirth Compensation Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee

At this emotional time a personal injury claim may feel overwhelming, however, our lawyers are there for you if you have suffered stillbirth which you believe was caused by negligent medical care. We can provide the help and support you need to make a compensation claim.  

Our expert labour and birth injuries solicitors have helped a vast number of people make claims following an incident of stilbirth and will handle your case with empathy and understanding. We know how difficult the loss of a baby can be, particularly where it was as the result of medical negligence. At this emotional time a personal injury claim may feel overwhelming, which is why we do as. much as we can to relieve the burden for you, and to help you move forward. To discuss your case with someone who can help, call us today on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.  

A stillbirth is a baby born after the 24th week of pregnancy and shows no signs of life. Stillbirths are common in the UK; there are more than 3,600 every year with one in every 200 births ending in stillbirth. According to the NHS, eleven babies are stillborn every day in the UK, making them 15 more times common than cot death. 

Some of the conditions that can cause or are associated with stillbirth include: 

  • bleeding before or during labour 
  • placental abruption 
  • reduced oxygen to the baby 
  • pre-eclampsia 
  • genetic defects 
  • infection

Whilst many stillbirths are linked to placental complications, a large proportion of stillbirths seem to happen in otherwise healthy babies and the cause cannot often be explained.  

However, there are times when a stillbirth could be due to negligence by the medical experts involved and the parents will want to question why this has happened and what could have been done to prevent this occurring.  

If you would like to speak to one of our expert medical negligence team for more information please get in touch. 

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS) offers support to anyone affected by the death of a baby.  

Contact our specialist stillbirth compensation claims lawyers 

If you are suffering following a stillbirth that was caused by medical negligence, contact our specialist team today. The team is spread across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland - making it easy and convenient to consult one of our experts. We will discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.  

To speak to someone who can help you claim the compensation you deserve, call us now on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away.  

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