If you have tragically experienced a stillbirth, you and your family will of course be going through an emotional and distressing period. It can be especially heart-breaking to learn that your child may have survived, had it not been for medical negligence.
Though not all stillbirths are preventable, if you have received poor quality medical care during your pregnancy and birth, our stillbirth claims solicitors in Leeds can help you to pursue a compensation claim.
Though of course, compensation does not put right the awful experience you’ve suffered, it can contribute to improving your quality of life at this difficult time, as well as holding the negligent health care provider accountable.
Our team understand that the idea of pursuing a claim may feel intimidating, which is why we always do all that we can to ensure that you feel supported, lessening the stress where possible.
At Ashtons Legal, our stillbirth claims solicitors can provide you with:
- A free initial consultation for your stillbirth claim
- No win no fee or Legal Aid funding
- A negotiation-led approach that means most claims are settled out of court
- Independently accredited expertise you can trust
- A very high track record of successful claims
- A sensitive, personal service to support you during this difficult time
Contact our Stillbirth Claims Solicitors in Leeds
To make a stillbirth claim, please contact our experienced stillbirth claim solicitors in Leeds. You will be offered a free initial consultation to sensitively discuss the particulars of your case and plan the potential next steps.
Our Stillbirth Claims Compensation Service
Assessing your stillbirth claim
When you first make contact with our stillbirth compensation claims solicitors, we will start by asking you to share with us what happened, allowing us to review the grounds for a case.
We know that this topic can be extremely distressing to discuss, but rest assured you can trust us to take a respectful and sensitive approach, doing anything we can to reduce the stress during this traumatic time.
Once your solicitor has established the basis of a claim, we will explain the processes to you carefully, as well as our funding options, attending to any concerns or questions you have at this stage.
To discuss your case, or access general advice on stillbirth claims, please do not hesitate to contact our team.
Building your stillbirth negligence case
Our stillbirth compensation claims solicitors will begin building your case by collecting the evidence needed. This may include your own account of what happened, any information from witnesses, assessing your medical records, and consulting with our trusted medical experts.
Using these processes, we can get a detailed understanding of the circumstances surrounding your stillbirth, including the prenatal care you received, your labour and birth, and the care that you received after the stillbirth. Building up a detailed picture will allow us to establish how the breach of care standards occurred.
At Ashtons Legal, we appreciate that stillbirth is an incredibly difficult topic matter to discuss, but rest assured, you can rely on us to handle the stillbirth settlements process with compassion and empathy.
Submitting the Letter of Claim
Your solicitor will draft a Letter of Claim and send this to the Defendant. This letter is used to outline the allegations, detailing how the stillbirth could have been prevented, had the mother not received substandard health care.
Where in defendant admits liability, you solicitor will work on valuing your case, and securing a stillbirth settlement.
If liability is disputed, our team will work alongside our trusted medical experts, and yourself, to review the objections. Usually at this stage we will need to pursue Court proceedings on your behalf, in order to resolve the claim.
To learn more, and discuss your case, please contact our stillbirth claims solicitors in Leeds.
Where the defendant admits liability, we can help you to settle your stillbirth compensation claim through a process of arbitration or mediation.
Our solicitors have ample experience in this area, we have a fantastic success rate, having helped many clients to secure high settlements.
If you have any questions about the mediation processes, or general questions about claims arising after stillbirth, please contact our solicitors in Leeds.
Where the defendant disputes liability, and your solicitor is unable to settle your claim through alternative dispute resolution processes, we can represent you at trial.
We work with incredibly talented and experienced barristers, and can promise that you’ll receive outstanding representation, and are fully prepared for all of the required processes.
Why work with Ashtons Legal?
Our firm have ample experience assisting clients with stillbirth negligence claims, and a great track record of success.
At Ashtons Legal, we know that our clients have gone through a traumatic time and are likely feeling emotional and potentially stressed about the legal processes. Our team consistently approach matters with respect and compassion, communicating the processes in a straightforward manner.
From the very beginning, we will make certain to adjust our assistance to your needs and preferences, quickly addressing any concerns that you may have.
When you work with Ashtons Legal, you’ll be working with a passionate, friendly and highly accredited team. Senior members of our team are recognised by APIL as either Senior Fellows or Senior Litigators, they are on the Law Society Clinical Negligence panel and Sharon Allison, our Head of Medical Negligence, also belongs to the AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel.
To learn more about our team, and discuss how we could help you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our stillbirth claims solicitors in Leeds.
Stillbirth compensation claims fees
‘No win no fee’ stillbirth claims
At Ashtons Legal, we offer a ‘no win no fee’ stillbirth claims process. What this means is, you will not pay for your legal fees unless your case is successful, and you are consequently awarded compensation. Where your claim is successful, the majority of your costs will be paid for by the Defendant.
Clients are often interested to learn how much compensation they might receive if their claim is successful. However, the amount of compensation you could receive is difficult to judge at the beginning, since every case is unique. Once we have the details of your experience, and start building your case, we will always attempt to value your case as early as we can.
Contact our Stillbirth claims solicitors in Leeds
To make a stillbirth claim, please contact our experienced stillbirth claims solicitors in Leeds. You will be offered a free initial consultation to sensitively discuss the particulars of your case and plan the potential next steps.