Denver Malpractice Lawyers for Injuries and Complications Resulting in Stillbirth
A stillbirth is defined as a child being born dead after 24 or more weeks of pregnancy. While there are a variety of natural and genetic factors that can increase the risk of stillbirth in certain circumstances, tragically, many stillbirths are the result of medical malpractice. From misdiagnoses during pregnancy to mistakes during delivery, obstetrician-gynecologists and other physicians often have little room for error when it comes to protecting the health and viability of a fetus in the womb. When their mistakes lead to fatal complications and birth injuries, one of the few options grieving families have available is to pursue just compensation.
At Levine Law, we bring decades of medical malpractice experience to representing families with stillborn children. We have recovered millions in compensation for individuals and families who are suffering due to doctors’ and hospitals’ mistakes, and we work closely with trusted medical experts who can clearly establish the cause of your child’s fatal birth injury. If your child was stillborn and you suspect medical malpractice, we encourage you to contact us so that we can help.
Medical Errors that Can Lead to Stillbirth
Sadly, there are numerous medical errors that can lead to stillbirth. Fetuses’ bodies and immune systems are fragile, and most issues that have the potential to cause a traumatic birth injury also have the potential to be fatal. Some examples of medical errors and treatable complications that can cause fetal death include:
- Congenital defects and disorders
- Failure to diagnose fetal complications or distress
- Failure to diagnose maternal risk factors during pregnancy
- Immunological disorders
- Inadequate prenatal care
- Prolapse of the umbilical cord
- Rhesus incompatibility
- Trauma during delivery
- Uterine infection
Signs of Medical Malpractice During Pregnancy and Delivery
Without medical training and experience, it can be difficult to know whether an injury or complication is the result of natural causes or a medical mistake. To seek legal help, you do not need to know for certain that your child’s stillbirth was the result of medical negligence. It is our job to use the information you provide to conduct an investigation and advice you of your legal rights.
If you have any concerns, including concerns based on the following, we invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation:
- Your doctor failed to listen to the fetal heartbeat
- Your doctor failed to address symptoms of possible injuries or complications
- Your doctor failed to intervene appropriately to avoid dangerously-prolonged labor
- Your doctor used forceps, vacuum extraction or other tools during delivery
- You or your baby did not receive adequate monitoring during labor or delivery
- Medical staff failed to communicate concerns to your doctor
- Your doctor or medical staff ignored your concerns
Schedule a Free Consultation at Levine Law
If you would like to speak with a lawyer about your child’s stillbirth in Denver, contact Levine Law for a complimentary consultation. You can reach us 24/7, and we do not charge any legal fees unless we help you secure just compensation. To discuss your family’s situation in confidence, please call (303) 333-8000 or send us a message online today.