We recognise a is a traumatic experience, especially if you feel that it could have been avoided. Specialist legal advice can help you investigate what happened.
At Switalskis, our aim is to help families navigate this intensely difficult time by providing them with a compassionate approach to legal advice. Our dedicated team of solicitors specialises in compensation claims, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the complexities and sensitivities involved in these cases.
We realise that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of your baby. However, a successful claim can provide resources for bereavement support and financial stability if your ability to work has been affected. In some cases, a defendant may commit to providing better care in the future.
If you believe that your was a result of clinical negligence, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our expert medical negligence solicitors are prepared to listen, advise and stand by you through each step of the process.
At Switalskis, we don't just offer legal advice; we offer a helping hand. Our experienced team has helped countless families. As such, we have an in-depth understanding of what such investigations involve. We aim to provide holistic legal advice and compassionate support
With Switalskis, you can put your trust in a team of medical negligence solicitors with many years of experience. Our team includes solicitors who are accredited as specialists by the Law Society and the patient charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) . We’re also recognised as being among the top clinical negligence teams in England by the Legal 500 UK, the foremost legal guide for clients.
When you work with us, we promise to do the following for you:
Your loss is deeply personal, and so is our approach. With Switalskis, you're not just another case; you're a family in need, and we're here to help.
is a term used to describe the heartbreaking situation when a baby is born without signs of life, after 24 weeks of pregnancy - before this point, the loss of a pregnancy is typically referred to as a miscarriage, as hard as it is to hear those terms.
Stillbirths can happen for a variety of reasons and it's often challenging to pinpoint an exact cause. However, several known factors can play a role:
This is why it is important to carefully monitor both mother and baby through pregnancy, labour and delivery to identify any signs that mean the mother and baby need additional care or the baby needs to be delivered earlier than anticipated.
If your baby is stillborn and you have concerns about the care you received during your pregnancy or birth, Switalskis will explore your situation and advise on possible next steps.
To make a compensation claim, you'll need to be able to prove that medical negligence played a part in the tragic loss of your baby. A medical negligence claim regarding a can generally be pursued if you can establish that:
Any investigation requires a careful examination of your medical records and will rely on expert opinions from medical professionals. Switalskis will handle this whole process for you, and help you understand the evidence at every stage.
Making a compensation claim can be complicated and emotionally trying, but it's easier when you have an experienced medical negligence team by your side. Here's an overview of how it works:
This process can be challenging, but we're here to navigate this journey with you, every step of the way.
At Switalskis, we firmly believe that financial concerns should never be a barrier to justice. That’s why we offer various funding options for medical negligence cases, making the process as accessible and straightforward as possible. These include:
We'll always provide complete transparency around costs and funding options, allowing you to focus on what truly matters: securing the best possible outcome in your case.
Compensation amounts can vary significantly. They are calculated on a case-by-case basis and depend on the unique circumstances in each claim. This means there isn't a fixed compensation amount - if you want more information, it’s best to chat with us about the specifics of your case.
In compensation claims, all of the following will be taken into account to calculate the total amount you receive:
Our dedicated solicitors will help you understand what you might be able to claim and guide you through each step of the process.
It's important to be aware of the time limits in place for making a claim. Typically, you'll have three years from the date the negligence occurred, or the date when you first became aware of the negligence. This is referred to as the ‘limitation period’.
However, exceptions do apply. For instance, if the mother was under 18 at the time of the stillbirth, the three-year limit won't start until her 18th birthday. Also, if the mother cannot manage her own affairs due to mental incapacity, the three-year time limit doesn't apply.
Even with these guidelines in place, we encourage you to reach out to us sooner rather than later. This is because gathering evidence and information will be more straightforward when memories are fresh and medical records are more readily available. Additionally, by starting the case as soon as possible, you can make sure that no deadlines are missed.
medical negligence cases can be extremely complex and distressing for the families involved. This is why it’s vital to be able to rely on experienced medical negligence solicitors, who will provide compassionate legal advice at every stage of the claims process.
Get in touch with Switalskis today, and we’ll make it easy for you to claim compensation and provide for your family's future. Call 0800 1380 458 to discuss your medical negligence case, or contact us through the website to arrange your free initial consultation.