Even though medical advancements have vastly reduced the number of fetal deaths in the United States, an estimated 25,000 stillbirths are registered every year.

Although stillbirths may be the result of a medical problem, many stillbirths are caused by a medical team’s failure to competently deliver the baby. Though there is no way to ever fully compensate a family that has a lost an infant, filing a stillbirth lawsuit can help to bring closure and justice in the name of the littlest victims of negligence.

Common causes of fetal death

A fetal death may be caused by several factors. Some are medical and cannot be prevented. Others, such as failure to preform a C-section or monitor the child during delivery, can be prevented by the medical team.

When delivering a baby, the medical team must always be vigilant and mindful of red flags such as:

  • Asphyxia (no oxygen to the fetus)
  • Diabetes in the mother
  • Umbilical cord problems

If any member of the medical team deviates in some way from the accepted standard of care, the  fetus and the mother may be put at risk. In a worst case scenario, ignored or mismanaged signs of fetal distress may ultimately result in death.

Consider filing a birth injury lawsuit

Filing a stillbirth lawsuit can help families recover some measure of justice for the terrible loss they have been made to endure.  If your attending delivery room staff failed to safely deliver your baby or somehow caused or contributed to the fetal death, you may be entitled to compensation.  The lawyers at Balkin & Eisbrouch believe in accountability and holding responsible parties liable for their negligent actions.

Call Balkin & Eisbrouch and speak with a medical malpractice expert today. The consultation is free and there is no fee unless we compensation on your behafl.