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Connecticut Malpractice Lawyers Litigate Birth Injury Claims

Legal rights of injured children and their families in Norwalk and Stamford and surrounding communities

Given how strenuous labor and delivery are for both the mother and her baby, it is hardly surprising that newborn babies sometimes suffer minor injuries, which almost always heal with time and appropriate treatment. What is surprising, and inexcusable, is when negligence in the delivery room causes avoidable permanent birth injuries or even death. Due to medical negligence, the healthy infant everyone expected instead faces a lifetime of medical treatments and permanent physical or cognitive limitations.

The Pickel Law Firm, LLC team has advocated for the rights of injured newborns and their families for more than 65 years combined. Our malpractice lawyers represent babies who have sustained such devastating injuries as Erb’s palsy and cerebral palsy because of physician errors with the goal of recovering financial compensation that will make their lives easier despite their tragic injuries.

Avoidable injuries babies suffer during birth because of medical negligence

Medical mistakes made by obstetrical doctors, delivery room nurses, anesthesiologists or midwives can change a family’s entire future. Our firm investigates exactly when and by whom mistakes were made which have caused serious injuries such as:

  • Major bruises
  • Skull fractures
  • Dislocated limbs
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brain damage
  • Stillborn
  • Fetal distress
  • Oxygen deficiency
  • Traumatic brain injury

We understand that no amount of money can diminish the heartbreak of watching your child suffer and of anticipating the many challenges your child will likely endure during her or his lifetime. However, financial compensation can help you give your child every advantage to live a healthier and more productive life. With this in mind, our attorneys aggressively pursue full and fair recovery from the negligent professionals and entities that contributed to your child’s injuries.

Mistakes made during labor and delivery that result in birth defects

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other health care professional fails to act according to the accepted standards of the profession and harm occurs as a result which is oftentimes serious. Some of the acts or omissions that may be considered medical malpractice include:

  • Performing vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Failing to access risks and take precautions in high-risk labor candidates
  • Tugging or forcing baby through the birth canal
  • Using delivery tools that cause injury
  • Allowing prolonged and difficult labor without taking assistive steps

For help with your birth injury claim, consult with our medical malpractice firm in Connecticut

If your baby was injured during labor or delivery, call The Pickel Law Firm at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Because we handle your case on contingency, you pay no attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation in your case. Our attorneys represent patients throughout Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk and Bridgeport. Hablamos español.


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