One of life’s saddest events is the stillbirth of a much-anticipated baby. Parents spend nine months watching the mother’s diet, preparing the nursery for their baby’s arrival, and planning the necessary lifestyle adjustments that caring for a child will entail because becoming a parent is one of the biggest milestones in one’s life. Perhaps the mother has taken a leave of absence from work or quit her job, or the family has moved into a larger home to have more room for a family.
Then comes the traumatic heartbreak of the arrival of a stillborn baby. This is a life-shattering thing for many. Parents seeking answers to the compelling question of why this happened, appreciate the opportunity to discuss possible legal options after the unexplained death of a baby before or during childbirth.
Why Does a Stillbirth Occur?
Possible causes of stillbirth are many, and include the following:
- Prenatal negligence
- Mismanaged labor
- Placental complications
- Infection of the lining of the uterus
- Failure to diagnose risk factors such as an overweight mother or fetus
- Failure to recognize and take action when decreased fetal movement is observed or the overall biophysical profile of a fetus indicates that the unborn baby is not developing properly
- Umbilical cord prolapse or other complications
Rely On Our Years Of Experience To Get Justice For Your Unborn Child
With more than 80 years’ combined experience, the team at The Lancione Law Firm is well-prepared to evaluate a potential wrongful death claim in connection with a stillbirth.
Call our office at 440-571-6862 to schedule your free initial consultation regarding legal options when birth trauma has resulted in the stillbirth of your baby. You may also email our firm, and one of our attorneys will contact you. You may also email our firm, and one of our attorneys will contact you. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio.