Helping Parents After a Birth Injury
If your baby suffered a serious injury during the labor and delivery process, the lives of your entire family will be changed forever. At a time like this, you may be seeking the advice of doctors and other professionals about how you can best meet the challenges ahead. You may also benefit from the counsel of an experienced birth injury lawyer.
At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, Connecticut, our lawyers understand the emotional and financial issues that families face after a child suffers a birth injury. If that injury was caused by the negligence of the doctor or another medical professional, you may have legal options.
Was the Injury Preventable?
There are risks inherent to the labor and delivery process, and sometimes children suffer serious injuries or die even when doctors and nurses did everything they were supposed to do. In this case, there may be nothing the civil justice system can do to help your family. However, if your child’s injury was caused by medical malpractice, you are entitled to seek compensation for the costs you will face both now and in the future.
The following are examples of birth injuries that may be caused by medical malpractice:
- Cerebral palsy due to birth trauma
- Erb’s palsy caused by forceps delivery
- Vacuum extraction injuries
- Complications due to breech birth
- Brain damage due to hypoxia (oxygen deprivation)
- Injuries caused by failure to perform a timely caesarean section
Our lawyers will consult with medical experts to determine if your child’s injury was due to preventable medical errors.