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Our Medical Negligence Services

Stillbirth Negligence

Stillbirths are devastating but knowing the loss of a child was avoidable makes it even more of a heart-breaking tragedy.

How Can Negligence Cause Stillbirths?

Anything under 24 weeks of pregnancy is classed as a miscarriage, whereas anything that passes the 24 weeks gestation is known as a still birth. Sadly, there are natural unavoidable causes, but some could have been prevented by medical professionals.

Stillbirths may be caused by medical negligence if there was:
  • Failure to identify and treat a maternal infection
  • Misinterpretation of test or scan results
  • Inadequate monitoring of a baby’s development/heart rate
  • Delivery error
Following negations with the defendant, Mr X was offered £250,000 gross of the interim payments of £52,009 to settle the claim. Mr X accepted this offer and was very thankful for our assistance with his claim.
Absolutely amazing service, I had an accident back in 2016 and they fought tooth and nail to get me the treatment and pay out that I deserved, my case handler Amy kept me informed throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Howells to anyone.
From start to finish my daughter’s medical negligence claim was handled brilliantly. Communication was excellent and her case was handled sensitively and professionally, with a successful outcome at the end.
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Paul Gander
Sue dealt with my personal injury claim with professionalism at all times. She kept both myself and my son fully informed throughout the process and always responded to queries quickly and efficiently. I would have no hesitation in using this firm again.

Stuart Marks
I recently used Howells' for a claim. After an initial telephone conversation, Amy (our assigned representative) went through the process of our potential claim. She outlined time frames and the strength of our case. We ended up receiving compensation above our expectations. I was thoroughly impressed the team from Howells and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. They handled the whole process in a manner which inspired confidence, knowing that we were in good hands.

Simon Marks
Howells have been fantastic when dealing with my claim and i would recommend them to anyone. I would like to thank Sue for her outstanding service and patience throughout my case. You were great and I cannot thank you enough for the end result. Also thank you to Glendora and Amy for all your help. 5* service all round

Gavin Herbert
Life changing issues affected our daughter due to a misdiagnosis and then catalogue of errors. We are so grateful to Sue and the team and the lovely Glendora! Thank you so much for all your hard work, perseverance and pure doggedness. Hopefully this has saved another family from having to go through this! Amazing service from such nice people! Enjoy the hamper!


What is the Difference Between Raising a Compensation Claim and Raising a Complaint?

Raising a complaint triggers an investigation to decide what caused the stillbirth, which also includes medical negligence. The NHS or private hospital responsible will then take steps to investigate including staff training or other action, to ensure it does not happen again.

In order to bring a claim for stillbirth compensation, medical negligence needs to have been proven as the cause of the still birth. Bringing a successful claim won’t necessarily mean that the medical professional involved will be disciplined, however hopefully safeguards will be put in place to prevent recurrence.

Case Study:

We have acted for many clients in respect of the loss of a child through negligence resulting in still birth; understandably these claims are very sensitive in nature. Awards in respect of compensation vary depending upon the circumstances, but typically obtain an award in the region of £25,000.00.

Have You Suffered an Avoidable Stillbirth?

If you have suffered the devastating effects of a stillbirth and believe it could have been avoided, please get in touch with our friendly and empathetic medical negligence solicitors. Our specialist team will be able to advise on whether you have a case for stillbirth compensation and whether a medical negligence lawsuit is in your best interest.
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Howells Solicitors Reviews

Meet the Key Individuals



Sue Edwards
Sue Edwards
Partner
Solicitor

Head of Medical
Negligence and Personal
Injury Department
Cardiff Office


Thomas Stride
Thomas Stride
Associate

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Amy Downey
Amy Downey
Legal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence


Glendora Hendrickson
Glendora Hendrickson
Personal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


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