Birth Injuries

Connecticut Birth Injury Claims

If your newborn infant was injured during childbirth, it is possible that the injuries incurred at birth were the result of negligence in the delivery room. For a free consultation about your legal options and the facts of your situation, contact the Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys at Adelman Hirsch & Connors LLP in Bridgeport, Danbury or Middletown.

Working closely with practicing obstetric professionals qualified to review and evaluate the circumstances of your child's injury, our lawyers have the experience and skill necessary for the effective investigation and proof of such birth injury claims as the following:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Erb's palsy
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Hypoxia or anoxia
  • Group B strep infection
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Genetic screening or testing for birth defects
  • Fetal death
  • Death of the mother
  • Wrongful birth

The negligent causes of birth injuries can range from failure to advise a c-section if the mother has delivered previously by caesarian to improper use of instruments such as the forceps. The most serious injuries to either the fetus or the mother often result from failure to monitor vital signs properly, with the severe consequence of interrupted oxygen to the brain for a period long enough to result in brain damage and loss of cognitive function.

In cases of cerebral palsy and other disabling conditions, we work with economists and life care planning experts to quantify the expenses involved in caring for the victim over the course of a lifetime. At the same time, our decades of experience in representing seriously injured or bereaved clients help us support your family through the process and pressures of litigation.

Our lawyers have successfully tried or settled negligence cases against private, university, or community hospitals in Bridgeport, Derby, Norwalk, Danbury, Waterbury, New Haven, Stamford, and other Connecticut communities. For additional information about our ability to help determine your options in a birth injury case, contact one of our firm's medical malpractice lawyers.