Stillbirth Claims Solicitors in Manchester
If you and your family have tragically experienced a stillbirth, you’ll naturally be going through a devastating and emotional time. It can be particularly distressing to find out that your child may have lived, had it not been for medical negligence.
Of course, not all stillbirths can be prevented, but where you have received substandard medical care throughout your pregnancy and birth, our stillbirth claims solicitors in Manchester can help you to pursue a compensation claim.
Though of course compensation cannot take away the traumatic experience you’ve suffered, it can do something towards improving your quality of life, and holding the negligent health care provider accountable.
We appreciate that you may be feeling overwhelmed by the thought of the claims process, but rest assured, our team will do everything we can to help you feel as comfortable as possible at this truly difficult time.
At Ashtons Legal, our stillbirth claims solicitors can provide you with:
- 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 Manchester
To make a stillbirth claim, please contact our experienced stillbirth claims solicitors in Manchester. 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 get in touch with our stillbirth compensation claims solicitors, we will start by inviting you to share the details of what happened, allowing us to assess your grounds for a case.
We understand that this issue can be incredibly challenging to discuss. However, you can trust our solicitors to take a sensitive and respectful approach, minimising the stress at this time as much as we can.
Once we have established the basis of a claim, we will carefully explain the processes that need to be followed, along with our funding options, and answer any questions you may have.
Building your stillbirth negligence case
Our stillbirth compensation claims solicitors will start building your case by collecting the evidence needed, including obtaining and reviewing the relevant medical records, preparing witness statements and seeking the opinions of relevant independent medical experts.
Through these processes we can gain an understanding of the circumstances surrounding your stillbirth, including reviewing your prenatal care, your labour, birth and postnatal care, to determine where and how care standards were breached.
We know that claims arising out of a stillbirth are a hugely distressing topic. However, you can trust that any questions you may have will be handled with the utmost sensitivity, putting your interests at the heart of our investigations.
Submitting the Letter of Claim
On receipt of the expert medical evidence, and if this is supportive of a claim both in terms of a breach of duty and causation of avoidable harm, your solicitor will draft a Letter of Claim and send this to the Defendant. The letter will describe the allegations of breach of duty of care and outline how the stillbirth could have been prevented but for the negligent healthcare.
If the healthcare provider admits liability, your solicitor will work with them to value your case, and secure a settlement.
Where liability is disputed, our compensation claims experts will work with you and our trusted medical experts to assess the strength of the defendant’s denials of liability. Where the issue of liability cannot be resolved, we will likely need to issue Court proceedings on your behalf, in order to resolve the claim.
To learn more about our processes, please contact our stillbirth claims solicitors in Manchester.
If the defendant admits liability, we can assist you to settle your stillbirth compensation claim using traditional negotiation methods, mediation, or arbitration.
Our solicitors have much experience in this area, and a great track record in obtaining the best possible levels of compensation when pursuing stillbirth settlements.
If the defendant disputes liability and we cannot settle your claim using alternative dispute resolution, we can represent you at trial. At Ashtons, we work with extremely talented and knowledgeable barristers; we can guarantee that you will receive the highest quality legal representation and assistance and that you and your claim are fully prepared for the necessary processes.
To discuss your stillbirth compensation claim today, please do not hesitate to contact our stillbirth claims solicitors.
Why work with Ashtons Legal?
Our firm have much experience supporting clients with stillbirth negligence claims and an excellent track record of success.
We understand that our clients have gone through a traumatic time and will likely be feeling incredibly emotional and potentially confused about the legal processes involved in making a stillbirth claim. Our team always take a compassionate and respectful approach, navigating you through the legal processes and communicating the legal jargon in plain English.
From the moment that you contact us we will be sure to adapt our support to your particular preferences and needs, immediately addressing any concerns you may have.
With Ashtons Legal, you’ll benefit from working with a friendly, passionate and highly accredited legal 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, is also a member of the AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel.
To learn more about our team, and to discuss how we could help you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our stillbirth claims solicitors in Manchester.
Stillbirth compensation claims fees
‘No win no fee’ stillbirth claims
At Ashtons, we offer a ‘no win no fee’ stillbirth claims process. Essentially, you will not pay for your legal fees unless your case is successful and you are awarded compensation.
If you win your claim, the majority of your costs will be paid by the Defendant. If, unfortunately, your case is unsuccessful, you will not need to pay any of your legal fees.
Clients are often interested in learning what is the average amount of compensation paid in a stillbirth claim. This can be difficult to gauge at the outset, as every case is different and depends on the facts. However, once we have obtained the necessary information we will aim to value your case as early as possible.
Contact our Stillbirth claims solicitors in Manchester
To make a stillbirth claim please contact our experienced stillbirth claims solicitors in Manchester. You will be offered a free initial consultation to sensitively discuss the particulars of your case and plan the potential next steps.