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The death of a child in childbirth is a devastating development for a family. Some fatal birth injuries are unavoidable, but some are the direct result of negligence on the part of a doctor or other medical professional. Our law firm addresses birth injuries and wrongful deaths of New Haven children with compassion and precision.
In fatal New Haven birth injury cases, a personal injury attorney at Jacobs & Jacobs undertakes a thorough investigation to uncover facts and determine the cause of the birth injury. A number of birth complications can lead to wrongful death or serious injuries, including:
Our personal injury attorneys strive to uncover the truth behind your child’s birth injury. We thoroughly review all the evidence surrounding the mother’s pregnancy, labor, and delivery. By checking the mother’s medical records, we can see if she received proper, prompt care as necessitated by circumstances. Our personal injury attorney also reviews the results of all medical tests ordered to determine whether the doctor ordered proper monitoring and testing. We work with experts in obstetrics and other relevant fields who help us investigate claims, uncover medical malpractice, and prepare cases for our clients.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), individuals between the ages of 1 and 24 most frequently perish due to unintentional injuries. Common incidents that can lead to a wrongful death lawsuit include:
Our personal injury lawyers fight fiercely for those that have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice. We work to assess the full extent of the financial damages your family suffered as a result of your loss and strive to win you fair compensation. Our experienced attorneys find that the wrongful death of a New Haven child is frequently due to negligence, a breach of warranty, or products liability. We carefully evaluate the circumstances of your personal injury case to determine the damages that can be pursued from an insurance company or the negligent medical provider.
Connecticut law states that the surviving family members may recover damages associated with the cost of hospital care, necessary medical attention, and funeral expenses. It’s important to note that the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in New Haven is two years. If you do not file within this window of time, you forfeit your right to do so and lose your ability to recover financial compensation.
If you have questions about a wrongful death or birth injury case, please contact our law firm online or call (203) 777-2300. Our New Haven and Milford wrongful death attorneys fight for the results you deserve.