New Haven Birth Injury Lawyer

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If your child has been injured during delivery, you may wonder what legal options are available. Aeton Law Partners is here to help. Our experienced New Haven birth injury lawyers have helped countless families recover financial compensation for damages caused by medical negligence during childbirth.

We understand how devastating a birth injury can be for the child and the family, and we are committed to advocating for our clients’ rights. Contact our law firm today for a free case review.

Do You Need an Attorney for a Birth Injury Case?

You may be entitled to financial compensation if your child has been injured during delivery. However, filing a personal injury or medical malpractice claim can be complex, and having an experienced attorney is important.

Our New Haven birth injury lawyers can help you navigate the legal process, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation for your child’s injuries.

For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving New Haven, call (855)-285-3425

What Are the Main Causes of Birth Injuries?

Various factors, including medical negligence, delivery errors, and pregnancy complications, can cause birth injuries.

Some of the most common causes of birth injuries include lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain, improper use of delivery tools, failure to monitor the baby’s vital signs, and medication errors.

Here is a table that outlines some of the main causes of birth injuries:

Cause of Birth Injuries Description Examples
Medical Negligence Occurs when healthcare providers fail to provide the standard of care that a reasonable person would provide in similar circumstances. Failure to diagnose or treat conditions during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia; failure to monitor the baby’s vital signs during labor and delivery; improper use of delivery tools, such as forceps or vacuum extractors; delayed or improper delivery, including failure to perform a timely C-section; administration of medication errors.
Physical Trauma Can occur during delivery due to a difficult delivery or use of delivery tools. Brachial plexus injuries, which can result from excessive force during delivery; shoulder dystocia, which can occur when the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone; bone fractures, which can occur during delivery due to excessive force.
Oxygen Deprivation Can occur when the baby’s brain is deprived of oxygen during delivery, leading to brain damage and other long-term health complications. Traumatic brain injuries, which can occur due to a lack of oxygen during delivery; cerebral palsy, which can be caused by oxygen deprivation before, during, or after delivery; wrongful death, which can occur if the baby is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Infections Can occur during pregnancy or delivery and can cause birth injuries or developmental delays. Rubella, cytomegalovirus, and toxoplasmosis.
Maternal Health Problems Can cause birth injuries or developmental delays if not diagnosed and properly managed. High blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and thyroid disorders.

Working with an experienced birth injury attorney who can help you determine the cause of your child’s injury and hold the responsible parties accountable for any negligence is important.

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The Long-Term Consequences of Birth Injuries

A birth injury can have devastating long-term consequences for the child and the family. As notated in the table above, some of the most common long-term consequences of birth injuries include brain damage, cerebral palsy, and other life-long health complications.

In addition to long-term health complications, birth injuries can result in significant medical expenses and other costs. For example, your child may require ongoing medical treatment, such as physical therapy or speech therapy, which can be expensive. Additionally, you may need to purchase medical equipment or modify your home to accommodate your child’s needs.

An experienced New Haven cerebral palsy lawyer can help you pursue compensation to cover these costs and other damages, such as pain and suffering and lost wages, if you need to take time off work to care for your child.

Working with an experienced New Haven birth injury attorney who can help you obtain additional compensation for the medical care and ongoing treatment your child may require is important.

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When Can a Medical Professional Be Held Liable for a Birth Injury?

If a medical professional’s negligent behavior led to your child’s birth injury, you could hold them liable for damages. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide the standard of care that a reasonable person would provide in similar circumstances.

Our New Haven personal injury attorneys can help you determine if medical negligence was a factor in your child’s injury and hold the responsible parties accountable.

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How Do I Know If a Birth Injury Was Caused by Medical Negligence?

Determining whether a newborn injury was caused by medical negligence can be complex. Our New Haven birth injury lawyers can review your medical records, consult with medical professionals, and conduct a thorough investigation to determine if medical negligence was a factor in your child’s injury.

Determining the Damages Caused By a New Haven Birth Injury

A birth injury can have a significant financial impact on a family. Our New Haven birth injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation for medical expenses, future medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages.

We understand the unique challenges that families face after a newborn injury, and we are committed to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need to move forward.

How Long Do You Have To File a Birth Injury Claim in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file a birth injury claim. However,

There is a two-year deadline for filing a claim in Connecticut for injuries sustained by a newborn. However, this statute of limitations deadline may be extended based on circumstances such as when the injury was discovered.

Consult an experienced New Haven birth injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer in New Haven, CT, Can Help You

If your child was harmed during delivery, an experienced lawyer in New Haven could help you navigate the legal process and obtain compensation proportional to their injuries. Our personal injury law firm has the experience and resources to help you throughout the process.

Here are five ways that a personal injury lawyer in New Haven, CT, can help:

  1. Conduct an investigation: Your personal injury lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, gathering evidence, including witness statements, police reports, and medical records. They can also consult with experts to help determine liability and the extent of your damages.
  2. Negotiate with insurance companies: Insurance companies are often more interested in protecting their profits than providing fair compensation to injury victims. A personal injury attorney can help you get a fair settlement for your injuries by negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf.
  3. File a lawsuit: If negotiations with insurance companies fail to result in a fair settlement, your personal injury lawyer may file a lawsuit on your behalf. They will represent you in court and work to obtain a favorable judgment or settlement.
  4. Provide legal advice: A personal injury lawyer can provide legal advice throughout the entire process, from answering your initial questions to helping you understand the legal implications of settlement offers.
  5. Handling the entire process: A personal injury lawyer can handle every aspect of your case, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies to representing you in court. This can allow you to focus on your recovery and the other aspects of your life that the injury has impacted.

Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer for your birth injury and medical malpractice claims can protect your legal rights and obtain fair compensation for your damages. 

Reach Out to Aeton Law Partners Serving New Haven Today

If your child suffered an injury at birth, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced New Haven birth injury attorneys. Aeton Law Partners offer a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal options and determine if you have a viable case.

Our compassionate legal team understands the challenges families face after a birth injury, and we are committed to providing personalized, attentive representation to each client.

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you receive compensation for your damages. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step toward obtaining the compensation you and your child deserve.

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Examples Of Medical Negligence During Birth

Here are some common examples of medical negligence during birth:

  • Misuse or improper use of birthing tools during a forceps delivery or vacuum extraction
  • Delay in ordering or failure to perform an emergency C-Section when necessary
    Exerting too much force to twist or pull babies during delivery
  • Failure to control and prevent hemorrhaging and tearing in the mother
  • Failure to monitor the baby’s heartbeat and detect distress

Types Of Birth Injuries

Brain Injury (Damage)

Brain damage is a type of birth injury that occurs when a baby suffers a serious injury to the head during delivery. It varies with each case and is determined by the extent of the injury along with the part of the brain that was affected.

Brachial Plexus Injury

Damage to the peripheral nerve, which is also referred to as a brachial plexus injury is the second type of birth injury that’s commonly reported. It can prevent arm and hand movement and usually improves in time unless the nerve was torn during birth.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Damage to the spinal cord and cranial nerve is the third most commonly reported type of birth injury. It may result due to improper pulling, rotating, and stretching of the baby during birth. It can cause facial paralysis or other injuries to the spinal cord as well as paralysis in other parts of the body too.

Bone Fractures

Bone fractures typically occur when the baby is delivered is large in size or during breech births. Babies are born with 300 bones as opposed to adults who have 206 bones since some bones fuse together as we age. A baby’s bones are soft, particularly in the head where they still haven’t set, and they break easily.

Vacuum Extraction Injury

A vacuum extraction injury occurs due to the misuse of a vacuum extractor. Injuries from a vacuum extractor include skull fractures, brain damage, brachial plexus injuries, internal bleeding, and scalp wounds. Some of the conditions above can heal on their own without medical intervention while other serious complications may result in permanent damage to both the mother and baby.

How Do I Know If A Birth Injury Was Caused By Medical Negligence?

If your child suffered a birth injury or died during labor and delivery, you are probably seeking answers desperately. You may question whether there’s anything that could have been done to prevent the injury or death from occurring. While many birth injuries are usually unavoidable, others are directly caused by medical negligence.

Medical negligence refers to the improper or unskilled medical treatment of a patient by a medical professional. Specifically, medical negligence occurs when a medical professional fails to provide the same quality of treatment that a professional with similar educational qualifications and experience would have in similar circumstances.

If your child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence, it is usually not hard to tell because the symptoms usually start immediately or soon after birth. Your child may recover from a non-serious birth injury with treatment and time, but some birth injuries result in life-long health complications.

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How Can A Birth Injury Lawyer Help My Situation?

When putting together a birth injury claim, it’s important to understand what you can ask for in terms of compensation.

Settlement Negotiation

Personal injury claims, including birth injury claims, are often settled before ever filing a lawsuit. If the lawyer thinks that the case can be settled, he/she will make a demand to the other lawyer or the other side’s insurance company. If settlement talks stall the case moves into the “litigation” phase.

Building A Case

The litigation phase begins when you file a lawsuit in court. Filing the lawsuit gets the clock running on when the case is likely to go to trial. A lawsuit must be filed within a strict deadline set in law known as the statute of limitations, which is a maximum of 3 years in Connecticut for birth injury claims.

Trial Preparation And Representation

If the case proceeds to trial, a birth injury lawyer provides representation in court. Birth injury lawyers such as those at Injured CT are familiar with court procedures and customs and will ensure that these steps are followed carefully.

Birth injury cases are some of the most expensive medical malpractice cases. You can expect to spend anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 to pursue a birth injury claim properly. Fortunately, if Injured CT accepts your birth injury case, you won’t have to pay a retainer fee or pay for legal services by the hour.

Instead, our legal team will handle your birth injury claim on a contingency fee basis. When you get into a contingency fee agreement, you are agreeing that your attorney will be paid a percentage of the amount recovered in your case. The lawyer’s fees are deducted from the money recovered for your claim before receiving any compensation for your claim.

“If You Are Not Emotionally Invested, Your Client Is Not Getting Your Best Effort.”

Our dedication to superior service and personal investment in our cases is unmatched throughout the state of Connecticut.

Get In Touch With A Birth Injury Attorney

If you suspect that your child’s birth injury was the result of medical negligence, it can be a good idea to get in touch with an experienced birth injury attorney. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your child’s injuries.

Our experienced birth injury lawyers at Injured CT can review your case to determine its validity. Contact our legal team in Hartford Connecticut today by calling us at 855-CT-LEGAL or using the contact form provided for your free initial consultation and case evaluation.

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What Our New Haven Birth Injury Lawyers Provide For You

  • One-on-one attorney client relationship
  • No fees until we win your case
  • Never charge you for extra services
  • 50 years of combined experience in personal injury

What "Injured CT" Means

The term “Injured CT” means swift and efficient. Our goal is to provide professionally aggressive legal services by trusted and experienced attorneys in an honest, swift, and efficient manner.

50 years of experience in the law

Our attorneys also have been rated by their peers for several years running, to gain the select listing of outstanding attorneys in Connecticut and New England by Super Lawyers. In addition to our exemplary ratings from the legal community, we are most pleased to be highly regarded by our past and present clients.

Attorney-Client Relationship

Other larger firms may hand your case off to a case manager or clerk. This is a filing system that reduces people's problems to "just another case." At Injured CT, you are guaranteed to speak one-on-one with your attorney throughout your case.

Our mindset

A well-known trial lawyer once said, “If you are not emotionally invested, your client is not getting your best effort.” Not every attorney will agree with this statement. The lawyers here at Injured CT Law Partners believe it. We care about our clients, we fight for our clients in and out of court, and, most importantly - we hate to lose.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Kind Of Damages Do Birth Injury Claims Cover?

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