Birth Injury Cases Can Be Complicated: We Can Help

Nov 12th, 2015 | Firm News

When complications arise during the birth of a baby, the results can be devastating. If you or your baby was injured during the pregnancy or delivery, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice occurs if the injury could have been avoided. Because medical malpractice claims can be both legally and medically complicated, you should consider consulting an attorney before filing one.

What Standards Must Be Met to File for Malpractice?

Under Connecticut law, you must be first able to prove that the medical professional failed to provide you and your baby with adequate medical care or advice. You must also be able to prove that the medical professional’s conduct caused your injury or your baby’s injury.

Proving causation is one of the most difficult aspects of medical malpractice claims. The key is being able to demonstrate that the injury was not caused by something other than the medical professional’s conduct. This is where medical experts come into play.

How A Medical Expert’s Testimony Can Help

Medical experts can review your case to determine how the injury occurred. Experts will not only evaluate what steps the medical provider took in treating you and your baby, but they will also review your medical background to ensure an accurate understanding of what went wrong. Furthermore, medical experts can provide opinions as to whether the medical provider met the appropriate standards of care in your case.

At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, we frequently consult with medical experts in Connecticut and throughout the United States. Our team consists of two registered nurses and two experienced attorneys, and we have represented many plaintiffs in medical malpractice claims.

Consult With a Skilled Malpractice Lawyer Today

Our law firm has handled a variety of birth injury claims throughout Connecticut. Examples of these claims include shoulder dystocia, Erb’s Palsy, cerebral palsy, failure to perform a timely C-section, and umbilical cord injuries. Our combined knowledge and skills will enable us to thoroughly and competently evaluate your case. By reviewing your medical records and consulting experts in the field, we will investigate how the injury occurred and whether it could have been prevented.

When we accept a case, we focus on getting you and your family full compensation for the devastating harm caused by medical errors that could have been avoided. To learn more about how we may able to you, please visit our New Haven birth injuries page.