Working With a Connecticut Birth Injury Lawyer
When a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider causes a preventable injury due to medical negligence, they may be held accountable with a birth injury lawsuit.
With the help of a Connecticut birth injury lawyer, you may be able to receive compensation for the damages and resulting treatment expenses.
A Connecticut birth injury lawyer can fight to get maximum compensation for your family through a lawsuit while keeping the process as stress-free as possible.
Compensation from birth injury lawsuits can help families cover expenses like medication, hospital visits, therapy, and more.
The lawyers with our partner birth injury law firm have recovered over $862 million for families nationwide, including those in Connecticut — and they’re ready to help yours too.
Our partner law firm can work with Connecticut families in:
- New Britain
- New Haven
- West Hartford
- Other Connecticut cities
If you believe that a health care professional’s medical negligence caused your child’s birth injury, talk to one of our registered nurses today.
Birth Injuries and Medical Negligence
Health care providers are trained professionals who are expected to meet a high standard of care, which includes delivering a child safely and without error.
If a medical professional fails to meet this standard, the child could suffer a long-term or permanent injury, and their family could end up paying the price for years to come.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the projected lifetime cost of medical treatment for a child with cerebral palsy was approximately $1 million in 2003. That’s about $1.6 million today.
Families of children with birth injuries face medical costs that they couldn’t possibly have expected. In some cases, a birth injury lawsuit is their only hope for getting their child the treatment they need.
Doctors and hospitals may be at fault for medical negligence if they:
- Don’t detect or treat signs of oxygen deprivation (hypoxia)
- Fail to perform a C-section (cesarean section) in a timely manner
- Fail to recognize or treat signs of fetal distress
- Improperly use forceps, vacuum extractors, or other assistive delivery tools
- Use excessive force on a child’s head, neck, arm, or shoulders
If medical negligence played a role in your child’s birth injury, you may be able to work with a Connecticut birth injury lawyer to fight for financial compensation.
Types of Cases Connecticut Birth Injury Attorneys Handle
Preventable birth injuries are often caused by medical malpractice, and the health care professionals involved should be held responsible. Connecticut attorneys can manage various types of birth injury cases.
A Connecticut birth injury lawyer can handle cases involving:
- Vacuum extraction complications
- Brain damage
- Forceps delivery complications
- Intraventricular hemorrhage
- Periventricular leukomalacia
- Meconium aspiration syndrome
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Shoulder dystocia
- Intrauterine fetal demise
- Caput succedaneum
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Newborn cephalohematoma
- Erb’s palsy and other brachial plexus injuries
- Cervical dystonia
- Maternal infections
- C-section injuries
- Infant torticollis (twisted neck)
- Other birth injuries
If your child suffered from any of these types of injuries, your family may be entitled to financial compensation. Call our team today at (800) 914-1562 to find out if you can work with a Connecticut birth injury lawyer.
Notable Birth Injury Settlements in Connecticut
All birth injury cases are unique, and the amount of compensation the family receives varies based on many factors, including the severity of the injury and the projected treatment costs. A skilled Connecticut birth injury lawyer will fight to get the maximum amount of compensation for the victim’s family.
Your Connecticut birth injury lawyer will represent you in court when necessary. However, most birth injury cases end in a settlement, meaning there is no need for a trial. In the case of a birth injury settlement, the defendants (the health care professionals or doctors being sued) agree to pay a lump sum to the plaintiffs (the family bringing the lawsuit).
Some notable Connecticut birth injury settlements and verdicts include:
- $5 million
settlement for Erb’s palsy
- $4.85 million
settlement for cerebral palsy
- $4.2 million
verdict for medical malpractice leading to a birth injury
- $2.3 million
settlement for a birth injury
- $1.6 million
settlement for Erb’s palsy
- $1.15 million
settlement for Erb’s palsy
The best way to find out how much your case might be worth is by working with a Connecticut birth injury lawyer.
Request a free case review now to get started.
When to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Connecticut
It’s important to contact a Connecticut birth injury lawyer as soon as you suspect that your child’s birth injury was caused by medical malpractice. If you wait too long, the statute of limitations may expire, and you may miss your chance to pursue compensation.
The statute of limitations is the time frame during which victims may respond to a specific injury or incident with legal action. Each state has its own statutes of limitations, and they are generally only a few years for personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits.
- 2 Years
CT Statute of Limitations for Birth Injuries
- 2 Years
CT Statute of Limitations for Infant Wrongful Death
Although the statute of limitations for birth injuries in Connecticut is 2 years, the family of a minor can file a lawsuit within 2 years of discovering the injury rather than from the date of the injury itself.
To ensure that you file your claim by the deadline, don’t wait to work with a Connecticut birth injury attorney.
Get Help From a Connecticut Birth Injury Lawyer
Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are expected to do their jobs the way they were trained — without making mistakes. When their errors or negligence injures a child, they should be held accountable.
The good news is that you can help hold them responsible while pursuing compensation for treatment costs by working with a Connecticut birth injury lawyer.
You should never have to pay for the mistakes of a trusted medical professional. Get a free case review now to find out if your family is eligible for financial compensation.
Connecticut Birth Injury Lawyer FAQs
What is the statute of limitations on birth injury claims in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for both birth injury claims and infant wrongful death claims is 2 years from the injury (or the time the injury was discovered).
Remember that you may not be able to file a claim if you miss the deadline. You should take legal action as soon as you suspect your child was harmed due to medical negligence.
Call us today at (800) 914-1562 to see if a Connecticut birth injury attorney can help your family find justice.
How much do Connecticut birth injury lawyers cost?
Hiring a top Connecticut birth injury lawyer should cost you nothing. Experienced attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means if they don’t win the case, they don’t charge you a fee.
If they do win the case and secure financial compensation for your family, their fee will come out of the settlement agreement or favorable verdict — not your pocket.
How do I know if my child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence?
The best way to find out if medical negligence played a role in your child’s birth injury is to speak with a Connecticut birth injury attorney. Your lawyer can determine if medical negligence was a factor and, if so, help you file a birth injury lawsuit.
Get a free consultation today to find out if medical negligence could have caused your child’s birth injury.