Pregnancy and childbirth can have complications on their own, without the negligence of a medical practitioner interfering. If the presiding health care worker is careless or wanton in the care of the mother and/or child, it significantly increases the risk of harmful complications. If your child has a birth injury, do not hesitate to contact the Hartford lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP. You may be the victim of medical malpractice. A free consultation with one of our Hartford personal injury lawyers could help you understand your rights.
A birth injury claim falls under the umbrella of medical malpractice law. This is one of the most complex types of personal injury claims. Medical malpractice suits in Connecticut involve specific laws and requirements, such as the reasonable inquiry rule – a law that requires a plaintiff to file a special certificate signed by a qualified medical expert before filing a lawsuit. A lawyer can navigate the rules for you, so you do not have to worry about making a mistake. A lawyer can also argue with insurance claims adjusters to make sure they treat your claim fairly and reasonably. A medical malpractice attorney can take care of many legal processes on your behalf while your family focuses on healing.
Although medical negligence can cause a wide variety of birth injuries, some types of injuries are more frequently connected to malpractice than others. Malpractice refers to a health care professional knowingly doing or failing to do something that could hurt the patient. If a doctor diagnoses your child with one of these injuries, consider whether the physician or someone else was negligent in causing the injury.
In extreme cases, medical malpractice during pregnancy, labor and delivery could cause an infant’s wrongful death. Speak to the attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP after any type of infant injury during or shortly after birth. A practitioner or birthing center may owe you compensation for related losses, including emotional distress, medical bills and special care.
Gynecologists, obstetricians, physicians and surgeons undergo significant training in how to properly care for a pregnant mother and her unborn child. When a physician breaches one of his or her duties of care to the patient, injuries and deaths can happen to the mother or child. Common types of malpractice that cause birth injuries include failure to diagnose, medication mistakes, misuse of birthing tools, failure to order an emergency C-section, lack of communication and surgical errors. Our attorneys can investigate your case for signs of malpractice when you contact our law firm.
Working with a birth injury attorney could transform your legal experience in Hartford, Connecticut. Your lawyer will be with you every step of the way, from identifying medical malpractice and collecting evidence to taking your case to trial. We can guide your family through all the steps of holding a negligent physician or hospital accountable for your child’s injury. Contact us as soon as possible about your birth injury claim. Initial consultations are always free and 100% confidential.