Wrongful Death Of Unborn Child
For nine months you have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new little one. You have chosen the theme of the nursery, read the pregnancy books, attended the antenatal classes and chosen the perfect baby name. But then an accident occurs and your little one is no longer safe in the womb. If you have experienced the death of an unborn child due to a wrongful act, negligence or omission, then contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC.
At McEwen & Kestner, PLLC, we will not only work to get you financial compensation for your loss, but we will also provide justice and the answers to those unresolved questions surrounding your child’s untimely and tragic death.
Wrongful Death of an Unborn Child
Any death of a fetus who is 20 weeks of age or older is termed stillborn. A stillborn baby can be one of the most traumatic experiences for both parents. It can be impossible to let go of your unborn baby, especially considering you have not had the chance to meet him, cuddle him and hold him. However, this does not mean you didn’t have the chance to love him.
Proof of Wrongful Death
Minnesota was the first state to include a cause of action for the wrongful death of an unborn child in 1949. Most wrongful death of an unborn child accidents are due to medical malpractice; however, wrongful death of an unborn child can be filed in any of the following instances:
- If there is proof that a human death occurred
- If there is proof that the death was caused by the wrongful act, negligence, omission of a person or corporation
- If there is proof that the fetus was viable
- If there is proof that financial and emotional loss was suffered due to this death
It is important to treat the loss of an unborn child in the same way as the loss of live child. Take your time to grieve the loss of your baby. Take time off work, accept help from those around you and take it easy. Name him, give him a burial service and allow yourself to accept his loss before trying to move on. In your own time you and your partner may want to try again. Do not let this emotional devastation stop you from moving on with your life. Make sure you are financially compensated for this loss so you can look forward to a bright future growing your family.
Minneapolis Wrongful Death Lawyer
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the death of your baby, the results can be traumatic for everyone involved including any siblings and relatives. We can help ensure you are compensated for the following:
- Any funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income while you take time off work
- Expenses incurred during the grieving process, such as childcare for the other children while you spend some time alone
- Emotional suffering
- Financial costs for medication, therapy and other recovering methods
Contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll free at (612) 324-1541 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.