The death of the newest member of a family is an incredibly devastating event. In times when families should be celebrating new life rather than mourning a stillborn infant, the attorneys at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are here to work with you if medical malpractice caused your loss.
While each individual case varies, some common causes of stillbirth are birth defects, problems with the placenta or umbilical cord, maternal conditions (including diabetes or hypertension), trauma to the mother’s abdominal area, or post-maturity (pregnancies lasting longer than 41 weeks). Unfortunately, there are some cases where medical malpractice is the cause and legal action is called for.
We’re ready to help you explore your legal options during this difficult time. Call our offices at (212) 684-1880 today.
If you received negligent care from your medical center resulting in a stillbirth, and the errors are proven medically, damages may be awarded for the pain and suffering of the mother. Evidence that determines a doctor or hospital staff member has breached their duty of care needs to be established for a jury to find the provider guilty of malpractice.
Compensation in these cases can address:
If you have lost a child during childbirth, then our firm is ready to help you and/or your family discuss any avenues towards securing restitution. While no amount of money can replace the loss of a life, our firm takes pride in seeking relief for those who have suffered both tangible and emotional damages due to malpractice and negligence.
Don’t hesitate to start exploring your legal options. Call us today to request an initial consultation.