The death of an unborn child can be a painful and difficult experience for loved ones. A Montana patron who suffers an injury due to product liability may be angry and feel confused about his or her rights regarding the accident. An injured woman recently made the decision to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against a large national retailer for product liability in a situation that possibly took the life of her unborn baby.
The incident occurred when the then pregnant woman was visiting a store and a chair on which she was briefly sitting collapsed beneath her. As she sat on a display chair she desired to purchase, it gave way and she plummeted to the hard floor. Records indicate she believes the impact of the fall from a defective product caused the death of her unborn child. The woman was halfway through her third trimester at the time of the accident.
Later that same day, the pregnant woman experienced abdominal and upper leg pain and visited a local medical facility. Physicians performed an ultrasound and confirmed that her unborn child was still alive. Within a week the woman felt less and less movement from her baby and tightening discomfort in her abdomen. After an examination, physicians discovered that the baby was no longer alive, and the following day she delivered the baby stillborn.
Doctors discovered that the baby had passed away due to a lack of oxygen caused by a separation of the placental lining and uterine wall. Records did not indicate the amount of restitution the woman is seeking for the product liability that purportedly caused the death of her unborn child. A Montana victim who suffers a devastating loss from product liability may choose to seek restitution for his or her pain and suffering.
Source: southtownstar.suntimes.com, Suit: Woman lost fetus after mishap at store, No author, Jan. 24, 2014