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Birth Injury Attorney in Connecticut

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These kinds of injuries can lead to lasting damage for both the child and mother, but there are options for recovery. A birth injury lawyer can help you, your child, and your family find the resources and compensation you need during this challenging time by filing a claim. At Wocl Leydon Personal Injury Attorneys, our Connecticut Birth Injury Lawyer will help the victims of birth injuries enforce and protect their rights.

We understand what these injuries mean, and how they can affect your family, and we know how important it is to have compassionate help after a birth injury.

Our work has been recognized by Connecticut Super Lawyers®, New England Super Lawyers®, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and many other publications. If you or your child has been injured by medical negligence during the birth process, we are prepared to represent you with the skill, strength, and compassion that you deserve.

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How Our Attorneys Can Help After a Birth Injury in Connecticut

A birth injury is a traumatic event for the child and the mother. A birth injury claim can help provide the resources you and your child need to move forward. Our attorneys can help you develop and protect your claim in many ways such as: reviewing your case, investigating and gathering evidence, negotiating a settlement, and if needed, taking your case to court.

During your initial discussions with our birth injury lawyers, we will review the facts of your situation to determine if a valid claim exists. We will listen to you and review the medical records to better understand what happened. If a potential birth injury case exists, our lawyers will outline your best legal options and recommend the next steps that you should take.

We will collect evidence including medical records, witness statements, adverse event reports, and many other documents. Our lawyers may also bring in medical experts to analyze and understand the injuries. We may also consult financial, vocational, and other experts to better understand the full effect of the injuries. Once this happens, our birth injury lawyers can help you determine the amount of compensation to pursue.

We Will Then Negotiate with Insurance Companies, Hospitals, and Others Who May be Responsible

Depending upon the nature of the injuries, and the surrounding circumstances, negotiations may be highly technical and challenging. Insurance companies and hospitals will try to settle your case for as little as possible – and nothing at all if they can. Our birth injury lawyers can represent you in any negotiations, use the results of their investigation to support your claim, and aggressively advocate for your loved one.

In many birth injury cases, a birth injury lawyer can negotiate a settlement that works for you. However, there may be situations where those responsible for the birth injuries will refuse to settle. In those cases, a lawyer must be able to try a case. Our trial lawyers can handle any paperwork related to the case, prepare any necessary evidence, and zealously represent you and your loved ones during any court proceedings.

At Wocl Leydon, we understand how birth injuries can harm your loved ones and impact their future. Our experienced birth injury lawyers are committed to helping families and children recover compensation for injuries like these, and we offer a free initial consultation about your case.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Birth Injury?

There are many parties who may be responsible for a birth injury. The attending doctors and nurses, the hospital itself, pharmaceutical producers, medical equipment manufacturers, and many others. These parties may be individually liable, or they may be jointly responsible with others.

Doctors and other medical professionals involved with birth are often responsible for birth injuries. Child delivery can be a dangerous and complicated event, so it’s critical that medical professionals are up to the task. If they make mistakes or fail to notice problems, they can easily cause harm to the child or the mother.

A birth injury claim will examine the actions and decisions of anyone who was involved with the birth of the child.

The hospital may also be responsible for these kinds of injuries. Hospitals owe many duties of care to their patients, and they must work to keep their patients safe. This means that hospitals must keep their facilities clean, they must inspect and maintain their equipment, and they must hire and train competent staff. Hospitals are also required to have adequate safety procedures in place to deal with potential problems. If the child or mother was harmed due to a hospital’s negligence in any of its duties, they might be held responsible.

Medical equipment manufacturers may also be responsible for birth injuries. During birth, many pieces of advanced technology may be involved to protect the child and the mother. If this equipment malfunctions or fails, it can lead to complications and delays in care. Our Connecticut Birth Injury Lawyer can review the facts of the case and determine if medical equipment manufacturers, or others in the supply chain, maybe at fault.

Births also may involve powerful medications that can have severe adverse effects. Sedatives, painkillers, and many other potent substances may be used on the mother or the child. Doctors who administer the medication, pharmacists who supply the medications, and pharmaceutical companies who provide dangerous medications may be responsible for birth injuries that result from dangerous medications.

Any medical procedure has many steps and many parts that must work correctly for the procedure to succeed. It can be challenging to determine who was responsible for a birth injury, but a birth injury lawyer can sort through the evidence and the facts of the case to hold the responsible parties accountable. If you need to begin a birth injury lawsuit, contact the lawyers at Wocl Leydon today.

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Compensation in a Connecticut Birth Injury Case

Compensation in a Connecticut Birth Injury Case

Every case is unique, and any settlement will depend on the facts and circumstances of the harm caused during birth. Our birth injury lawyers can review your case and advise you on the types of compensation that may be available.

Some of the Common Types of Compensation Available in Many Cases Include:

Past And Future Medical Costs

After a birth injury, a child may require specialized care for a very long time. This may include surgeries and other extensive treatment. A birth injury may also result in lasting harm to a child that needs special treatment and accommodations. A birth injury claim may include the cost of any past or future medical treatment related to the injuries.

Lost Wages

Unfortunately, many parents can’t afford to take much time off from work after the birth of their child. After a birth injury, they may need significant amounts of time off, or they may need to work reduced hours to care for their injured child. This can result in lost income that the parent needs to support the family. A birth injury claim may include compensation for the lost wages and income a parent loses due to a birth injury.

Pain And Suffering

Birth injuries may result in lasting physical and mental pain for the mother and the child. Physical pain may diminish a mother and child’s enjoyment of life, and mental pain may result in depression, severe anxiety, and other serious conditions. A birth injury claim may seek compensation for the pain and suffering that result from injuries.

After a birth injury, it’s best to speak with a lawyer about your options for recovery. Birth injuries can be challenging to investigate and resolve, but a birth injury lawyer can help you understand who was responsible and what your options for recovery might be. If you’re considering a birth injury lawsuit, speak with the experienced lawyers at Wocl Leydon today.

There are many types of injuries from giving birth, and each one of them presents unique investigation and legal challenges.

At Wocl Leydon, We Are Ready to Handle Many Different Types of Birth Injury Cases, Including:

  • Birth-Related Brain Injury. During birth, a child must be handled carefully and monitored for any problems, including low oxygen to the brain. If brain injury occurs, it can lead to lasting harm to the child by anoxia or hypoxia.
  • Preeclampsia & Placental Abruption. These complications can arise during pregnancy and may cause serious problems during the birth of a child. Medical personnel should monitor these conditions throughout the pregnancy and take steps to address them.
  • C-Section Error. In some cases, doctors will perform birth by Caesarian section. Errors can lead to injury to the child, injuries to the mother, infection, and many other life-threatening complications.
  • Failure to Diagnose These Injuries. Doctors are responsible for diagnosing and treating injuries. If a doctor fails to diagnose an injury at the correct time, a condition may be left untreated, resulting in lasting harm to a mother and child.
  • Fetal Distress. Doctors should monitor and note any signs of problems or distress that a fetus is going through during pregnancy. When they do not, the fetus may suffer lasting harm.
  • Cerebral Palsy Damages Claims. Cerebral palsy may develop if the child suffers a head injury during birth, lack of oxygen, or infection. The condition can lead to lifelong challenges for the child.
  • Postpartum Complications. Pain, bleeding, and infections are common postpartum complications that doctors should treat. Failure to address them can lead to life-threatening conditions for the mother.

The wrongful death of a mother or a child is a painful and destructive event that can change a family’s life forever. Grief and sorrow can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to see a path forward. At Wocl Leydon, we understand what you’re going through, and we are here to help you find the compensation that you need to move forward and recover.

After a wrongful death, you may be left with bills for medical care, funeral expenses, and other significant costs. A wrongful death claim may include compensation for these costs as well as compensation for the lost income of the deceased. This type of compensation can be especially important when a mother suffers a wrongful death, leaving a spouse and children behind. Our birth injury lawyers can review your case and determine whether these damages may be available in your case.

The death of a loved one is a painful and terrible event. It’s even worse when it is caused by preventable medical mistakes. At Wocl Leydon, we help our clients pursue the justice and compensation they need for wrongful death during the birth process. If you lost your child or the child’s mother during birth, contact our birth injury lawyers today to understand your legal options for recovery.

Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Claims in Connecticut

Connecticut has clear rules on how long you have to bring a claim for a birth injury or a wrongful death resulting from a birth injury. These rules are known as a “statute of limitations,” and the courts rigorously enforce them.

For injuries from the birthing process based on medical malpractice, a lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the injury, or within two years of when the injury was discovered or should have been reasonably discovered. The suit must also be filed within a maximum of three years from the time of the injury.

When a wrongful death arises from a birth injury, the two-year period starts when the individual passes away as a result of the injuries.

It’s essential to start the legal process as soon as possible. It’s easier to gather evidence soon after an injury, and the statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to act. If you’re considering a birth injury claim, speak with a birth injury lawyer at Wocl Leydon Personal Injury Attorneys today.

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