There is nothing more devastating in this world than when a mother loses her child. When a child is stillborn, a mother is robbed of every first their baby would have had. There is no first smile, first coo, first hiccup, or hug. A mother is even deprived of holding her baby alive for the first time.
When a baby dies before they have had the chance to take their first breath due to a medical professional’s negligent or thoughtless acts, it is particularly traumatic. Our compassionate Dallas stillbirth attorneys at Johnson, Zegen, Scott, & Williams, PLLC, understand that no amount of money can ever ease the loss of your child. However, we can help the financial burden of losing a loved one, hold those responsible accountable for their actions, and get the answers to the questions you need to find closure.
When an infant dies after the 20th week of pregnancy, it is considered stillborn. Many times, a stillborn death is preventable. Some common causes include;
Including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and violent crime
Certain infections a mother can contract can be passed to her unborn child. This can result in damage to the infant’s brain, nervous system, and other developing organs
Labor and delivery are grueling, can last for hours, and is full of potential problems. If a baby is facing the wrong direction or has their umbilical cord wrapped around their neck, they can lose oxygen and require an emergency C-section.
Including preeclampsia, high blood pressure
Including placental abruption, a knot in the umbilical cord
If you have suffered the loss of a child before they were able to draw their first breath, you have our deepest condolences. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott, & Williams, PLLC, our Dallas stillbirth attorneys will do everything we can to secure the answers you need in this tragedy.
How did this happen? Who’s responsible? Could this have been prevented?
Often, parents of stillborn children have many questions, but the most crucial is why and who is liable? At Johnson, Zegen, Scott, & Williams, PLLC, our Dallas stillbirth lawyers will investigate what happened to help your family move on with their lives.
According to the CDC, 1 in 160 births in the United States is stillbirth. Depending on the circumstances, there could be different liable parties. The compassionate lawyers at Johnson, Zegen, Scott, & Williams, PLLC, will investigate your case and bring those responsible to justice.
Liability could include;
Our hearts go out to you and your family if you have lost a child. If your infant was lost due to negligence, our Dallas stillbirth attorneys at Johnson, Zegen, Scott, & Williams, PLLC, can help you recover the damages you deserve. Please contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.