Connecticut Birth Injury Attorney
Understanding Birth Injury Claims
For parents, there is no more joyous occasion than the birth of a child.
Unfortunately, the tragedy of an injury or impairment caused by physical
trauma during the birth process can see that joy suddenly replaced with
fear, sadness, or uncertainty. Parents raising a child who has suffered
an injury or deformity during birth or delivery carry that burden for
their entire lives.
If you believe your child was harmed due to substandard medical care, you
could have grounds for a
medical malpractice claim. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Connecticut birth injury lawyers know you
likely have a lot of questions; we are here to provide answers. Our compassionate,
knowledgeable team is available 24/7 to take your call, help you understand
your rights, and guide you through the legal process. Get in touch with
us today to request a free, confidential consultation.
Common Birth Injuries
Errors made during prenatal care, labor, or delivery can often carry
catastrophic results for both parents and children. Birth injuries caused by negligence
can occur during natural birth, a breech delivery, or a cesarean section
(C-section) and can lead to fetal distress, placental abruption, shoulder
dystocia, or even stroke.
Common types of birth injuries include:
Healthcare providers are responsible for properly monitoring the mother’s
condition, as well as the condition of the baby. Failure to do so can
have devastating consequences, as can improperly reacting to various situations
that put the mother or unborn child at risk. If you believe your child’s
injuries or condition could have—and should have—been prevented,
please do not hesitate to reach out to our Connecticut birth injury lawyers
to learn how we can help you fight for justice.
Who Is at Fault for a Birth Injury?
Parents inherently trust the routine tests, monitoring, and examinations
medical professionals provide and place their confidence regarding the
health and safety of an infant newborn in their doctor. While most doctors
do provide adequate care, mistakes can be made. Many birth injuries are
preventable but, unfortunately, doctors and other medical professionals
may not always readily admit to the mistakes they have made during the
When it comes to determining who is at fault—and, therefore, legally
liable—for a birth injury, we must be able to prove that the healthcare
provider failed to uphold the standard of acceptable medical care. This
means that the doctor, nurse, or other medical professional failed to
take action or took actions that another qualified provider would have/would
not have taken.
This might look like:
- Failing to diagnose maternal conditions, such as preeclampsia or maternal diabetes
- Failing to treat maternal conditions and/or infections
- Failing to properly monitor the baby for signs of fetal distress
- Failing to order a timely cesarean section
- Misusing assistive birth devices, such as vacuum extractors or forceps
- Utilizing unsafe delivery techniques
- Making surgical mistakes during a C-section
These are just some examples of substandard care that could cause serious
birth injuries. If you believe your child was harmed due to a medical
provider’s negligent or improper care, reach out to Carter Mario
Law Firm to learn more about your rights.
Damages in Birth Injury Claims
Birth injury claims often involve significant damages. The cost of treating
a child’s injuries and providing ongoing care, in some cases for
the remainder of the child’s life, can be exorbitant. Both the child
and the parents are likely to experience considerable pain and suffering,
and parents may even need to take time off work or alter their work to
care for their child.
While the exact damages you may be able to recover will depend on the specifics
of your situation, our team typically helps birth injury clients seek
- All expenses related to medical treatment and care
- In-home and professional caregiver costs
- Future projected medical expenses
- Lost income/wages, including future lost earnings
- Lost quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Necessary medications and medical equipment
- Emotional distress and trauma
Unlike in other states, there are no caps on economic
or non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases in Connecticut. Our birth
injury attorneys are committed to helping you recover the maximum compensation
you are owed, as well as securing the justice your family deserves.
Why Choose Our Firm?
At Carter Mario Law Firm, we have decades of combined legal experience
and have successfully negotiated numerous favorable settlements in complex
birth injury cases. We understand what it takes to secure our clients
maximum compensation for the losses they have suffered—and we strive
to do so in a timely manner. However, when a fair settlement cannot be
reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial.
We understand state and federal laws and can create a results-driven strategy
crafted specifically around the details of your case. We often work alongside
medical professionals, expert witnesses, economists, and other specialists
who help us build a comprehensive picture of your losses, including your
future losses. We use this to effectively advocate for the full recovery
you are owed.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
When your child suffers any type of serious injury during birth or delivery,
you need an experienced, powerful legal team on your side. At Carter Mario
Law Firm, we are dedicated to protecting your rights. We understand what
you are going through, as well as the challenges you face. Our goal is
to not only help you navigate these challenges and fight for a better
future for your child but also to ensure that your experience with our
firm is as pleasant as possible.
We strive for the highest level of customer service. Our compassionate
team will take the time to truly get to know you and your story. We have
staff who can serve clients in English, Spanish, French Creole, Greek,
Portuguese, Farsi, Russian, Dutch, and German, and can utilize translation
services to assist you in any language. We are always available to assist
you with around-the-clock availability. We will do everything we can to
make sure you feel at home while providing the confidence you need to
know your case is in good hands.
Request your free initial consultation by calling us at
(203) 806-9256. There are no attorneys’ fees whatsoever unless we recover compensation
in your case.