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The birth of a child is simultaneously a wonderful experience and a terrifying experience for parents. However, no parent or guardian should ever have to worry about the negligence of a medical professional causing harm to a child during the delivery process. At Jacobs & Jacobs, we are here to help if you need a New Haven birth injury lawyer. Our firm has extensive experience handling complex medical malpractice claims throughout Connecticut, and we have the resources necessary to investigate any medical negligence and help you recover the compensation you and your child need.
Birth injury cases are emotional and incredibly difficult for parents. In these situations, parents need an advocate by their side who can bring the resources and the legal expertise necessary to handle every aspect of these cases. At the same time, they need someone who understands the difficult, life-changing situation parents are going through.
A New Haven birth injury attorney will be that advocate. An attorney can conduct a complete investigation into the incident in order to determine liability. This will include bringing in help from medical experts who can evaluate the child and look at the medical records to determine what happened. An attorney will proceed to handle all negotiations involving compensation while also fully preparing the case for trial to ensure the parents and child are treated fairly throughout this process.
Birth injuries often occur due to the negligence of a doctor or nurse during the delivery process or shortly after the birth occurs. In general, obstetricians will have overall responsibility during the delivery process, and these are highly trained medical professionals. They are required to maintain the standard of care that other similarly trained obstetricians would exercise in similar situations.
Birth injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways, in the most common causes revolve around:
Unfortunately, these mistakes can lead to significant long-term health consequences for a child. Some of the most common birth injuries include bone fractures, meconium aspiration, brain bleeds, loss of oxygen, nerve damage, and more.
If your child has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional during delivery or shortly after being born, reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Jacobs & Jacobs for help today. We have experience handling complex medical malpractice claims in Connecticut, and we know what it takes to help you and your family recover the compensation you need to make it through this. When you need a birth injury lawyer in New Haven, you can contact us by completing our online contact form or by calling us at (203) 777-2300.