Birth Injuries

Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers

It is a unique and joyful experience to bring a new child into the world. However, labor and the delivery are complicated, and oftentimes unpredictable. Therefore, new mothers put their trust in Connecticut doctors and nurses to safely guide them through the ordeal and do everything they can to maximize the chance of a successful delivery.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkDoctors and nursing staff must make quick, important decisions regarding the health of the mother and child. It is essential that these professionals have the sufficient training and available resources to perform their tasks to the best of their ability. Failure to notice warning signs or any deviation from the standard level of care can result in a birth injury to your child. With some birth injuries, the child is able to recover quickly. In other cases, often those where the baby is deprived of oxygen, the injury may result in permanent, lifelong damage.

If you live in Connecticut and have delivered a child with a birth injury, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Consult New England Super Lawyer attorney Richard P. Hastings, managing attorney of the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, who will try to pair you with one of the top medical malpractice attorneys in your area at no cost to you. With an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer on your side, you have a better chance of winning the greatest amount of compensation for your injuries.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a birth injury resulting from brain damage that causes permanent impairment of your child’s ability to control his or her body movements. There is no cure for this condition, which may be caused by a number of reasons, including oxygen deprivation, brain trauma and failure to treat respiratory deficiencies after birth. The lifelong affects of cerebral palsy affect the “motor” areas of the brain, and can result in:

  • Abnormal muscle tone and limbs held in awkward positions
  • Involuntary muscle movements, such as jerky or abrupt actions
  • Joint contractures (severe stiffening)
  • Seizures
  • Mental retardation and other developmental disabilities
  • Difficulties with speech
  • Hearing loss
  • Dental problems (defects in tooth enamel plus trouble brushing)
  • Bladder or bowel problems, caused by a lack of muscle control

Erb’s Palsy

Erbs palsy is a condition that affects the group of nerves in the shoulder called the brachial plexus, which control the muscle in your child’s arms and hands. This condition most often results from a birth injury, where the shoulder is difficult to deliver and the obstetrician must use force and sometimes the help of a vacuum or forceps to bring the baby out of the womb. The result can be stretching or tearing of the brachial plexus, resulting in the immobility of the arm, and can also cause a decreased sensation, lack of muscle control and limpness.

If you delivered a baby with a birth injury and you suspect medical malpractice, please fill out our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to find you a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer to meet your needs and help you recover the money you and your family deserve.