Infant Death Negligence Claims

Unfortunately birth related injuries and complications can lead to infant death. This can arise from negligent care during pregnancy or post delivery. Fetal death can occur when a doctor or nurse negligently monitor of the birth and fail to notice signs of fetal distress, or if there is negligent neonatal intensive-care.

Others common causes of fetal distress include;

  • Fetal Asphyxia
  • Newborn Infections
  • Fatal Birth Complications
  • Delayed C-Section, uterine rupture
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Brain Injuries
  • Preterm birth and low birth weight
  • Maternal complications of pregnancy
  • Complications of umbilical cord
  • Sepsis

If you have lost an unborn or newborn child and feel that it may have been caused by medical negligence, Healy O’Connor can offer expert assistance in bringing in helping to secure financial compensation in order to aid the recovery process for grieving parents. We understand the sensitivity of the issues involved that may be concerning individuals, and after initial meetings or telephone calls, we will leave you free to decide if you wish to proceed with a claim. Please feel free to contact us at healthlawteam@hoc.ie at your convenience.

Limitation period Section 48 of the Civil Liability Act, 1961 allows an action for damages to be brought by a parent where the death of a person has been caused by the negligence of another. Section 7(2)(e) of the Civil Liability and Courts Act, 2004 provides that such an action shall not be brought no later than two years from the date of death.

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