New Haven Birth Injury Attorneys
There is nothing more devastating to you as a parent than to have your baby suffer a serious injury at birth. Your grief is compounded if the injury could have been prevented. New Haven birth injury lawsuits are about more than obtaining compensation for the family. They are about holding medical professionals accountable.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, our lawyers represent families in cases of New Haven medical malpractice. Our representation is backed by more than 60 years of experience. We have been repeatedly recognized as one of “The Best Law Firms” and several of our lawyers have been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Call us today at 203-800-7343 or toll-free at 888-692-7403 to schedule a free consultation, and learn how we can help you obtain the money you and your family deserve.
Was The New Haven Birth Injury Preventable?
Not all birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice. In some cases, doctors and nurses did everything they were supposed to do, and the baby is born with a severe injury or dies. However, if the doctor failed to meet the standard of care during labor and delivery, and your baby was injured as a result, you have the right to seek compensation. Our New Haven medical malpractice attorneys are committed to uncovering the truth of the situation.
The following are examples of injuries that may be the result of failure of the doctor and delivery staff to meet the standard of care:
- Perinatal asphyxia
- Cranial nerve injury
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy injuries
Our lawyers will work with medical experts to review hospital records and determine if the injury was the result or an error or negligence by the doctor or delivery staff. Then we will seek the financial support you will need to provide your child with the best possible care and services.
Symptoms of a Birth Injury in New Haven
Birth injuries can cause a number of symptoms in newborns. Some of the most common symptoms of a birth injury are:
- Poor muscle control;
- Deformities; and
- Stiff limbs
Each of these can make basic movement and proper development difficult for your child. If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, it is critical that you see a doctor right away.
Your doctor can run a series of tests to determine if your child suffered a birth injury in New Haven, such as:
- Cerebral palsy;
- Erb’s palsy;
- Shoulder dystocia; or
- Any other type of birth injury
The sooner your child is diagnosed with a birth injury, the sooner you can begin to help them with some of the challenges they will face, so that they can live a better quality of life.
If you believe that your child suffered a birth injury, you should get legal guidance as soon as possible. With a New Haven birth injury lawyer from Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante on your side, you can understand the options available to you.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Connecticut?
You may have health insurance to cover your child, but often this is not enough to cover the financial and emotional challenges your family will have to endure, all because a doctor made a critical error during the birth of your child. If your child suffered a birth injury during labor or delivery, suing the doctor and medical staff that caused your child harm may be the best thing you can do as a parent.
There are a number of ways a New Haven birth injury lawsuit can benefit you and your family, for example:
- Through your lawsuit, you can receive compensation for future care for your child, which may not be covered by your insurance after a certain period of time.
- You may also be compensated for the loss of future income that you and your child may experience as a result of the birth injury.
- Finally, you may be able to pursue compensation for pain and suffering experienced by you and your family as a result of the birth injury. With compensation for the pain and suffering that you and your family must endure, you can improve your child’s quality of life.
Obtaining the compensation you and your family deserve after a birth injury is not easy. But at Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, we will put our 60 years of experience to work for you, and help you understand how much you can receive in pain and suffering damages.
Prescription Drugs and Birth Injuries
When you are pregnant, you must be careful about what you put into your body. Everything you eat or drink impacts your unborn child.
But many pregnant women don’t think about the impact that prescription drugs can have on their body and unborn child. Prescription drugs can improve your quality of life, but some drugs are known to cause developmental issues in fetuses, and should be avoided while you are pregnant.
Popular prescription drugs include anti-seizure medications, heart medications, antibiotics, cholesterol-lowering drugs, antidepressants, diet pills, topical steroids, acne medications, and psoriasis medications. If you took a prescription drug like these while pregnant and your baby suffered a birth injury or developed developmental problems, you may be able to file a lawsuit for medical negligence. Our New Haven medication error attorneys will help you assess your legal options.
Both your doctor and pharmacist had a responsibility to warn you about the dangers of taking these drugs while you were pregnant. The pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug also had a responsibility to warn you that taking their prescription drug during pregnancy could cause your child to suffer a birth injury.
Because you were not adequately warned, your family is now paying the price. But the knowledgeable New Haven birth injury lawyers at Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante can help you prove that the medical professionals that cared for you were negligent with regard to informing you of the risks of a particular drug that was prescribed for you.
Who is Liable for a Birth Injury Caused by a Prescription Drug?
Were you prescribed a drug while you were pregnant? Did you learn later that the drug caused your child’s birth injury? If so, you may be wondering who is responsible, and who you can sue for compensation to cover treatment for your child’s birth injury in New Haven.
There may be more than one party responsible for the harm done to your child. If the prescription drug you took while you were pregnant caused your child to suffer an injury or to be born with a deformity, three parties may be held responsible:
- The doctor who prescribed you the drugs – if the doctor knew that you were pregnant at the time they wrote you the prescription, you may be able to sue them for medical negligence;
- The pharmacist who gave you the drugs – the pharmacist has a duty to go over the drugs with you when you take them for the first time. If they failed to make it clear to you that taking a specific drug during pregnancy could cause harm to your baby, they may also be guilty of medical negligence; and
- The pharmaceutical company that manufactures the drug – if the pharmaceutical company did not provide adequate information about the risks of taking the drug while pregnant, they may be liable for your child’s birth injury.
Knowing who to file a lawsuit against after a birth injury can be difficult. But with the help of an experienced New Haven birth injury lawyer from Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, you can gain a better understanding of what caused your child’s birth injury and who is responsible. In many cases, there may be multiple parties responsible for the harm a prescription drug caused your child.
Contact Our Firm
If your child has suffered a birth injury, our lawyers will work hard to help you recover full compensation to meet the challenges ahead. With our extensive network of resources and our experience, we will walk you through the legal process step-by-step to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve and need to address the impact of your child’s birth injury.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante at 203-800-7343, toll-free at 888-692-7403 or contact us online. Our New Haven birth injury lawyers collect attorneys’ fees only if we recover compensation for you.