Fetal death or a stillborn birth can occur for many reasons. This includes otherwise avoidable birth injuries. Any act of medical negligence on the part of doctors, housewives, or hospital personnel can have tragic consequences for families unprepared for the emotional and financial fallout after the death of an unborn child.

Medical personnel in the delivery room have a duty to monitor the safety of both mother and child. Parents who believe that birth injury malpractice has resulted in stillbirth are urged to consult with the leading New York trial attorneys at The Sanders Firm to determine their eligibility to file a stillborn birth lawsuit.

Stillbirth factors and causes

The factors that may contribute to a fetal death include the following:

  • Asphyxia (no oxygen)
  • Insufficient fetal monitoring
  • Diabetes in the mother
  • Umbilical cord problems
  • Failure to perform a Cesarean section (C-section)

Medical professionals may be liable for fetal death

Stillborn births have been reduced in number significantly since the 1950s because of improved medical monitoring for high-risk pregnancies. Despite these life-saving advancements, however, an estimated 25,000 babies in the United States are tragically victimized by stillbirth each year.

Doctors and hospitals have an established system in place for dealing with high-risk pregnancies and emergencies that develop during the delivery process. When a physician deviates from those standards, fails to follow up on a mother’s concern, misses signs of fetal stress, or makes a critical mistake during delivery that results in fetal death, a stillborn birth lawsuit may be appropriate.

New York stillbirth lawyers

Recently, a jury awarded the parents of a stillborn baby millions of dollars for damages after birth injury attorneys representing the plaintiffs presented convincing evidence that that the child’s tragic death was the result of negligence on the part of doctors and the hospital staff.

Though the family can never be fully compensated for their loss, they were able to receive of justice in the wake of their tragedy. The experienced trial lawyers at The Sanders Firm work with experts in capturing and presenting evidence to a court that obstetricians or other delivery room personnel violated standards of care by failing to recognize fetal distress signs and other indications that a cesarean section delivery may be necessary.

We can help you obtain financial compensation for your pain and suffering, and diminished enjoyment of life due to your tragic and unjustifiable loss.

File a stillbirth lawsuit in New York

If your child suffered a birth injury or stillbirth due to medical negligence in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, the leading birth injury attorneys at The Sanders Law Firm offer a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you are eligible for monetary damages. Call today for a free case evaluation. We can help you get the compensation you need, and deserve.  Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752)