Experienced And Caring Legal Help In Birth Injury Claims
Your child’s birth should be a cause for celebration. No infant should suffer an injury during pregnancy or delivery due to doctor malpractice, nursing negligence or other medical errors. At the law office of Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., we recognize that as a parent, you only want the best for your child. We pursue medical malpractice lawsuits to obtain compensation, which can enable your child to live life to the fullest extent possible after a birth injury.
When Malpractice Happens, We Get Answers
When parents are informed that their child suffers from some form of birth defect, or is a stillborn, they want answers. How did this happen? Was negligence involved? How will this birth injury affect my child?
Birth injuries may occur when a physician does not respond properly to a condition or problem arising during pregnancy, labor or delivery. It may be a failure to perform a Cesarean section (c-section) when tests indicated it as the best choice that results in neurological injuries from lack of oxygenation in utero, or other injuries such as shoulder dystocia.
Injury could result from the improper fetal heart rate monitoring, or even from use of instrumentation, in aiding delivery. It may be an incomplete assessment of an infant’s health during pregnancy. And, sometimes birthing complications are not detectable until months later. This occurs periodically when a child is not given sufficient oxygen during labor and cerebral palsy results. Cerebral palsy is not always apparent at birth.
Many scenarios create the possibility of negligence and, thus birth injuries. It is important to work with a medical malpractice attorney who understands the complexity of birth injury negligence litigation.
Preparing Your Medical Malpractice Case To Get Results
Skilled medical malpractice lawyers understand what circumstances give rise to a claim of medical negligence. After more than 35 years of handling medical malpractice and birth injury medical malpractice cases, we understand what these circumstances are. We know what experts to hire to assist in determining the cause of medical injuries.
We have handled many cases involving birth trauma and complications, such as:
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Forceps injury
- Shoulder dystocia
- Other birth defects
- Wrongful death caused by birth injury
We will work to obtain compensation to address the impact of birth injury. We work with life care planners, economists and medical experts to evaluate the lasting effects the birth injury will have on your child and to relay that information into a dollar amount for demanding compensation.
We also work with Structured Settlement Advisors to assure that all necessary future compensation remains tax free, if appropriate. Compensation may include damages for past and future medical expenses, long-term health care and rehabilitation costs, loss of earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering.
Discuss Your Case With Us
For comprehensive birth injury representation, contact our West Hartford office for a consultation with a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer. Call us at 860-881-2732 or send us a message. Initial consultations are free and attorney fees are paid on contingency.