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Causes of stillbirth | Baby Loss Awareness Week

Most common causes of stillbirth Around 60% of stillbirths are unexplained meaning that the doctors do not know why the baby died. Where there is an explanation for the stillbirth it is usually caused by one of the following: Congenital abnormality Placental factors for example placental abruption and pre-eclampsia Infection...

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Steps for navigating a stillbirth or neonatal death case

This week is baby loss awareness week, 9 – 15 October 2020. If you have questions or concerns about how your baby died and whether the stillbirth or neonatal death could have been avoided, then we are here to help. We are experts at investigating stillbirth and neonatal death cases....

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Psychological impacts of stillbirth | Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

This week, Clarke Willmott are aiming to raise awareness about baby loss in the UK through Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020. There are numerous psychological impacts of stillbirth, especially as part of the parent’s future has now changed significantly due to the loss of their baby, and many stillbirths occur...

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Why should you entrust your baby loss claim to Clarke Willmott?

The loss of a baby is likely to be the most life shattering, stressful and emotionally charged event in your life. You will experience a series of thoughts and emotions ranging from anger and upset, to denial and a need to search for answers. You will need experienced, expert and...

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Dealing with stillbirth or neonatal death | Baby Loss Awareness Week

We are supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week and over the next few days will be sharing some useful information to support those affected by this topic. You can read our first blog on the subject here. The topic for today’s blog is what to do after a stillbirth has occurred....

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Raising awareness on stillbirth | Baby loss awareness week 2020

Baby Loss Awareness Week will be taking place from 9 to 15 October 2020 (#BLAW20) to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in early childhood. The annual event involves 60 charities and the aim is not only to reflect on the lives...

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Raising awareness of Cauda Equina Syndrome

Last week encompassed the first Cauda Equina Syndrome Awareness day. Here at Clarke Willmott we have seen the sometimes catastrophic consequences of failing to diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome in a timely manner. It is therefore vital to raise awareness and improve knowledge and understanding about this potentially very serious condition....

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Symptoms of memory loss and effects after brain injury

This week sees Headway launch Action for Brain Injury Week 2020, the focus this year on ‘Memory Loss: A Campaign to Remember.’ All brain injuries are different and will affect an individual in different ways. One of the potential consequences of an injury to the brain is memory loss. If...

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Acquired brain injury memory loss

This week Clarke Willmott joins with Headway – The Brain Injury Association – to support their campaign on Memory Loss: A campaign to remember. One of the biggest impacts we see for the brain injury survivors that we work with, is the enormous impact of memory problems after an acquired...

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Law change to allow some bereaved partners to receive compensation

Important update for cohabiting couples following a bereavement A claim for compensation is rarely at the forefront of a person’s mind following the death of a friend, partner or relative. However, if a legal claim is to be brought, it can include a claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate...

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