Representing Birth Injury Victims in Connecticut
A birth injury is a form of personal injury that a newborn sustains during delivery. While doctors and nurses are highly trained professionals, they are not perfect. Due to the delicate nature of their work, however, doctors and other medical professionals are held to a high standard. The negligence of a medical professional or a hospital should be addressed and kept in check.
With the legal representation of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, you have an edge in pursuing right and just compensation. Our skilled Ridgefield birth injury lawyers compassionately listen to client's needs and circumstances, investigate their cases, and tirelessly advocate for their rights. With 100 years of collective experience, we can capably handle a variety of birth injury cases.
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What could cause a birth injury?
Any mistakes made during delivery can have disastrous consequences for your baby. Lack of oxygen, rough handling, and failure to diagnose certain conditions can result in life-altering injuries for your child.
Mistakes that can cause birth injury include the following:
Failure to order and accurately interpret critical diagnostic tests during pregnancy and labor
Delaying a Caesarean section
Using excessive force, including the use of forceps
Head trauma during labor and delivery
Oxygen deprivation at any point in the delivery process
Medical professionals are bound by their Hippocratic oath to act in the child's best interests, however, failure to exercise good judgment or a breach of standard protocols can cause serious problems.
What are the medical conditions associated with birth injury?
Birth injuries can cause a number of conditions, many of them lifelong. A doctor's, nurse's, or hospital's negligence can lead to
many types of birth injury.
Common medical conditions associated with birth injury:
Cerebral palsy is a condition that impairs one's ability to control the muscles, which can affect mobility and everyday tasks. It can also lead to seizures and reduced mental abilities. Erb's palsy interferes with motor control of the arms and may prevent the arms from reaching their full length as the patient grows.
What damages might I recover in a successful birth injury case?
Parents of children who have sustained a birth injury are entitled to compensation if the injury is found to be due to medical malpractice.
Compensation awarded depends on the specifics of the case.
Compensation may include the following:
Reimbursement of past, current, and future medical bills
Loss of educational and income opportunities
Emotional damages, including embarrassment, depression, and mental illnesses
While such awards could never fully compensate you and your child, they can assist you along your road to recovery.
Enlist the Help of a Capable Birth Injury Lawyer in Ridgefield!
Doctors, nurses, and hospitals have an obligation to act in the patient's best interests. If your child sustained an injury at birth, you owe it to your family to seek compensation for the pain, suffering, and medical bills that you face. Don't hesitate to call our firm for a free case evaluation. Since 1988, we have helped countless clients throughout Connecticut.
Call (203) 438-7450 to speak with a compassionate injury lawyer at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.