Wrongful Death Attorneys for Stillborn Cases Representation for parents in stillborn birth lawsuits
What Damages Are Awarded in a Wrongful Death Claim?
In the case of a stillborn child, a wrongful death lawyer can seek damages for any medical expenses and funeral costs you incurred in connection with the loss of your child. These are known as pecuniary awards, which seek to compensate you for actual expenses you’ve incurred due to the stillbirth.
A stillborn death lawsuit can also seek compensation for the loss of society and companionship of your child. Unfortunately, Wisconsin has enacted a cap on the damages awarded for the grief of survivors. Our state is one of only a few which limits these damages. Currently, the maximum is $500,000 for the death of a minor (which includes stillborn deaths). This cap is subject to inflationary additions from the date of the enactment of this cap, which was in 2006
Warshafsky Law On Wrongful Death Claims in Stillborn Cases
The loss of a child is devastating in all cases, including stillbirths. If your baby was stillborn, please accept our condolences for your loss. If you believe the stillbirth was caused by someone’s negligent or reckless action and are considering filing suit over the death of your child, we hope you will consider Warshafsky Law to represent you.
There are many scenarios which may cause a child to be stillborn, ranging from an unforeseeable problem with the child’s umbilical cord causing strangulation inside the womb to an auto accident causing internal injuries to your unborn child. Every case is unique. Some may be pursued as medical malpractice, while others are clearly wrongful death cases.
Because of the $500,000 cap, it is sometimes not financially feasible for law firms to take on stillborn cases. However, every case presents its own unique circumstances and degree of complexity. Do you believe the loss of your child was due to medical malpractice, or do you believe someone’s negligent or reckless behavior caused the stillbirth? It’s important to know the specifics, because these affect how, and even if, a suit will proceed. Warshafsky Law offers a no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation with our hospital malpractice attorneys should the hospital be held responsible.
Schedule a No-Cost, No-Obligation Legal Consultation with Warshafsky Law
We encourage you to set up an initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. You can use the contact form on our website to provide some general information, or you can call us at 414-276-4970. From there, we will set up a time to meet with you. This initial meeting can be done in-person at our office or over the phone.
If it looks like you have a solid case and want to have Warshafsky Law represent you, we will fully fund your case through trial. You won’t owe us anything until the case has been resolved and you have been compensated. We also offer a No Win, No Fee guarantee—if we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a thing.