Fetus Dies After Falling Down Stairs While Pregnant...

by Anonymous

I work at an apartment complex. I was walking out of an apartment and I fell down the stairs while pregnant. Four days later I lost my baby. I live in Texas.

The attorneys I've been speaking with say I don't have a case for losing my baby, because in the state of Texas, a fetus is not considered a human. Is there anything I can do?

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ANSWER for "Fetus Dies After Falling Down Stairs While Pregnant...":

Anonymous (Texas):

It is a long held policy of Injury-Settlement-Guide.com not to interfere in the Attorney-Client relationship of our readers. Doing so would be inapporpriate.

With that understanding we can make some general observations about the brief set of facts you have presented...

The law is quite clear in Texas regarding recovery of compensation for the death of a fetus; and that law states that a person cannot.

If you suffered any personal injuries you may have a claim against the apartment complex owner.

Your Attorneys may be researching some other avenue of recovery. If they are still representing you they must have some information which they are relying upon in consideration of a claim against the apartment complex owner.

It's possible the complex owners may have been warned many times by others who have fallen and been injured, especially if the cause of other persons’ falls was similar to yours.

We suggest you listen to your attorneys. If you have questions or concerns about your case sit down and talk with them.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Judge Calisi

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