Unlike a birth defect, which may be congenital, birth injuries almost always result from some form of medical malpractice. Tragically, these injuries often cause physical difficulties for their victims and both financial and emotional duress for families forced to deal with the consequences of this type of medical negligence.
Lasting Effects of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can result in temporary or permanent disability, and often require on-going expenses such as:
- Home modifications
- Adaptive technology, including wheelchairs
- Special schooling
- At-home medical assistance
What’s more, these injuries place an enormous burden on parents and other caregivers who may be required to deal with a child’s disability for a lifetime. When a child’s physical or cognitive limitations were caused through medical malpractice, you have a right to hold the responsible parties accountable and seek compensation for all of your and your child’s damages.
If your child was injured during your pregnancy, labor, or delivery, please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut birth injury attorneys.
Types of Birth Injury
Technically, any injury your child sustains during birth is a birth injury, but things such as bruises or skin irritation do not demand legal action. Serious birth injuries that should be discussed with a lawyer include:
These types of birth injury may necessitate emergency medical intervention as well as long-term treatment. Sadly, some of them may also result in death. When your family is impacted by this type of injury, you deserve a compassionate attorney on your side who can fight for your rights and help you secure the compensation you will need to provide your child the best life possible.
Please contact one of our Connecticut birth injury lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. We represent families throughout Connecticut with offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford.