Our medical negligence solicitors specialise in legal claims involving neonatal deaths resulting from medical negligence.
If you believe that the death of your baby was due to negligent medical care, our specialist team has many years' experience in pursuing neonatal death claims. We will handle your case with respect and sensitivity and ensure you get the answers you need plus appropriate compensation.
What is a neonatal death?
A neonatal death arises when a new-born baby passes away due to medical negligence or substandard care. This can involve errors during pregnancy, labour, or the postnatal period that result in the tragic loss of a child.
Our experienced team understands the complexity and sensitivity of neonatal death claims. We will work with you to investigate the circumstances surrounding your baby's death, gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf.
Factors contributing to neonatal death claims may include failure to recognise and monitor fetal distress, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of conditions affecting the baby, medication errors during pregnancy or childbirth, inadequate care for premature babies and negligence during childbirth.
How much compensation can I claim for a neonatal death?
Compensation for a neonatal death depends on factors such as emotional distress, funeral expenses, loss of parental earnings, medical costs and other related expenses. Our team will carefully assess your situation and determine the appropriate compensation to seek on your behalf.
How much will it cost me to make a claim?
Financial burden should not be an obstacle for families seeking justice. We operate on a no win, no fee basis.
Can I sue the NHS for a neonatal death?
Yes, you can pursue a legal claim against the NHS if you believe negligence contributed to the neonatal death of your baby. While taking legal action may be a difficult decision, it can be the way to hold the responsible party accountable, improve NHS care and obtain compensation for your losses.
Following a serious incident, the NHS conducts an internal review to identify failings and to recommend necessary changes. This review can uncover procedural problems that have led to harm and prompt the hospital trust to improve staff training and implement other measures to ensure patient safety. You do not have to follow the NHS complaints procedure before taking legal actions but it may help your case.
Instructing a specialist medical negligence solicitor is important to pursuing a claim. They will discuss your situation and tell you whether your claim is likely to succeed. Once instructed, they will request all your medical records and other information connected to your claim.
How do I start a neonatal death claim?
If you would like to pursue a neonatal death claim, please contact our team. We are one of the UK's leading medical negligence law firms. We will advise and support you throughout the claims process, ensuring you receive the best possible outcome.
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