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The birth of a child is the most joyous moment for any parent. However, tragedy can happen at any time, changing the emotions to fear, anger, sadness, and confusion. Parents with children suffering from physical trauma during birth have to carry that burden for the rest of their lives.

Birth injury attorneys help parents get some reprieve by filing for medical malpractice claims. The Doctor Lawyer Team is here to help you understand your rights, situation, and legal options moving forward.

Types of Birth Injuries

Any error during prenatal care, delivery, or labor can lead to injuries to the child and the mother. The birth injuries suffered due to negligence can lead to several complications, including:

  • Fetal distress
  • Asphyxia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Placental absorption
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Hypoxia
  • Anoxia
  • Maternal injuries
  • Intracranial hemorrhage

It is the responsibility of the health care providers to monitor what is happening with the mother and the child. Failing to do so can lead to terrible consequences.

If you believe the birth injury could have been prevented if the medical staff had done their job correctly, contact The Doctor Lawyer Team. Then, discuss your case with an experienced Connecticut birth injury attorney.

Understanding Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy

Cerebral palsy is not a disease. It is brain damage and is usually caused during pregnancy or birth. In some cases, young children also have developed cerebral palsy after a head injury. Here are some other significant details about cerebral palsy:

  • An estimated 500,000 Americans have the condition, which causes permanent physical disabilities;
  • At least 4,500 new cerebral palsy cases are diagnosed each year;
  • Some estimates of new cerebral palsy cases are as high as 10,000 each year.

Erb’s palsy is a condition caused by nerve damage around the shoulder, or brachial plexus. This generally occurs during a difficult childbirth. Also known as brachial palsy, Erb’s palsy is a paralysis of the arm that will either resolve on its own over time or may require surgery to correct.

Who Is at Fault in Birth Injuries?

Couples trust medical professionals for the tests, monitoring, and procedures during pregnancy and birth, especially those going through this for the first time. They place all their faith in the hands of the doctors and other health care workers for the safe delivery of their child.

Doctors strive to provide adequate care to their patients every time. However, mistakes can happen. Many cases of birth injuries are preventable. The problem is that the people who are responsible are not ready to admit the mistakes they made.

Determining who is at fault for the birth injury is crucial to place legal liability. That means proving that a health care worker failed to follow proper procedures or did not perform the acceptable standard of care. Scenarios include:

  • Misusing medical devices
  • Failure to diagnose maternal conditions
  • Failing to treat maternal conditions
  • Failing to monitor for fetal distress

What Damages Can You Recover in Birth Injuries?

Birth injury claims will cover the high costs of medical treatment and continuing care. Both the child and the parents go through pain and suffering. Some parents need to change their entire work arrangement to provide support for their injured infant.

The damages you can claim from birth injuries depend on the situation and facts of the case. The Doctor Lawyer Team helps in seeking compensation for:

  • Expenses related to caring for and treating the injury
  • Costs of a professional caregiver
  • Projected medical expenses
  • Cost of loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
  • Lost wages or income, including future earnings

We are ready to assist you in your birth injury claim. Start by scheduling a consultation with our birth injury attorneys.

 

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When injuries are severe or occur because of someone’s negligence, you need legal experience on your side. The Doctor Lawyer Team helps clients in Hartford, New Haven, Greenwich, Stamford, Niantic, and nearby Connecticut communities seek the compensation they need to have peace of mind and financial security during an already difficult time. Why is our firm the right place to go? Here are a few reasons:

  • Veteran-owned firm. We fought for our country and are prepared to fight for you.
  • No fee unless you recover. Legal fees require a financial commitment. However, our firm will not charge you unless and until you receive financial compensation for your injuries.
  • Free consultation. You can speak with our attorneys at no cost to review your case. This can occur over the phone or via video chat at your convenience.
  • Doctor/lawyer team. You will benefit from the services of a former naval medical officer and a certified neurosurgeon, and accomplished trial attorneys.

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How Long Do You Have to Sue for Birth Injuries?

The statute of limitations with birth injury claims is two years from the date of the incident. However, complications with the infant can be challenging to detect. The parents or their doctor can sometimes realize something is wrong later.

A “discovery of harm” rule can extend the deadline.

Under the Federal Tort Claims Act there is a similar two year limitation from the date of injury in which to file a claim.

Why Work With The Doctor Lawyer Team?

The Doctor Lawyer Team has more than 40 years of experience in personal injury, medical malpractice, and birth injury claims. Our lawyers are results-driven and will fight for your rights aggressively.

We work closely with each of our clients to get to know them and the situation. That helps us build your case to present during your claim.

Our team cares about you and the community. Our goal is to improve the safety of medical practices. That is why we work as hard as we do.

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