The birth of a child should be one of the most joyous times a family experiences. But when birth comes with debilitating injuries—injuries that may impact the child’s entire lifetime—it can be devastating. If the injury is the result of negligence on the part of a doctor or other medical care provider, it makes the situation much, much worse.
A birth injury lawsuit cannot turn back time. However, a successful case can hold the responsible party accountable, and it can result in substantial damages that can help your family move on after this traumatic event. Our birth injury lawyers offer compassionate, skilled representation during this most difficult time. Contact us now so we can help you understand your legal options and represent the best interests of you and your family.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim
When you suspect that your child was injured due to negligence, it is normal to want to take legal action immediately. However, it is important to speak with a birth injury lawyer about your circumstances to verify that you have a strong case. Birth injuries are always upsetting, but a successful lawsuit requires more than just an injury. There also needs to be negligence on the part of a care provider that lead to the injury.
Do Not Accept a Settlement Without Talking to an Attorney
If your child was hurt due to negligence and the insurer of the doctor or hospital is aware of it, you may be approached with a settlement offer. We urge all medical malpractice victims to avoid accepting settlements without consulting a medical malpractice attorney beforehand. Most initial settlement offers are far lower than the offer you can get with attorney representation.
Our firm is interested in getting you the best possible results from your case. If we believe that a settlement is fair and will help you avoid a long, drawn-out court battle, then we will advise you to accept it. But we will only do so if the settlement offer is truly fair.
If a settlement is not sufficient, we will gladly pursue your case through the entire court process and fight passionately on your behalf.
Most Common Birth Injuries
While there are many different injuries that can occur during birth, the most common birth injury cases we see include:
Other Birth Injuries
Contact Haymond Law Today
Our firm represents birth injury clients throughout Connecticut. If you or your baby was injured due to negligence, please contact us right away. You can speak to an attorney at no cost to you and determine what steps you should take to protect your rights.