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What is involved?

The death of a baby is a devastating time for a parent and their family, but this news can be even more distressing if something has gone wrong with the management of the birth. 17 babies die every day in the UK; 11 will die before they are born (stillborn) and 6 will die shortly after birth (neonatal death).

In a significant number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths nothing can be done to prevent this from happening. There are cases however, where better management during pregnancy or monitoring of the baby could have stopped the baby from dying. Every parent has a right to know what happened to their baby and the experienced team at Freeths can assist parents with obtaining answers to their questions.

Why choose Freeths?

  • Our nationally renowned team are appreciated for their empathy and sensitivity towards parents
  • We can offer FREE initial telephone advice and a FREE first interview to discuss your situation
  • Your needs are put first – our approachable lawyers can visit you at home if this is appropriate
  • We have a very successful track record of claiming compensation for medical negligence cases

Call us now to see how we can help you and your family.

The Freeths Clinical Negligence team has considerable experience in dealing with stillbirth compensation claims and neonatal death claims arising from clinical negligence.

No amount of financial compensation will ever replace the loss of your child, but seeking information about what happened in relation to your baby’s death, by investigating a stillbirth claim, will ensure that lessons are learnt for the future.

We work closely with SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity), who not only offer support to families who have been affected by the death of a baby, but are committed to trying to reduce the number of stillbirths in the UK.

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"Thank you for the way you dealt with my case with compassion and professionalism."


"The firm is very organised and has great communication skills."


"Very good-quality work and high-value work; they get a lot of work locally and nationwide. Their client service is superb."

(Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2016 edition)


"The lawyers take an incredibly thorough approach to every case."


"The go-to firm for all clinical negligence claims."

(The Legal 500, 2015 edition)

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

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