If your newborn is suffering from medical problems (such as cerebral palsy) that you suspect were caused by doctors or other medical personnel who delivered your child, you should seek the services of an experienced law firm as soon as possible. A birth injury law firm in Connecticut can help you to find out why the birth injury occurred, whether it could have been prevented and whether you should consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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Choosing a Birth Injury law Firm in Connecticut
There are several factors to consider when choosing a birth injury law firm. Your birth injury law firm should:
Be experienced. Your law firm should have a thorough knowledge of Connecticut birth injury law and should be a law firm that has handled many birth injury cases over a period of many years.
Handle your case promptly. Your Connecticut birth injury lawyers should commit to a speedy handling of your case at trial. There is a statute of limitations on the amount of time that can pass between a birth injury and when you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Connecticut. A seasoned trial attorney will work quickly to gather information to support your case and to overcome delays in the litigation process. In addition, many birth injury cases can be quickly brought to a conclusion without going to trial through an out-of-court settlement.
Work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless you recover damages from the doctor or hospital at fault or from his or her insurance company. When you do reach a settlement, the law firm then charges a percentage of your overall settlement for lawyer’s fees.
Be confident about handling your case. A birth injury lawyer should agree to take your case only if he or she thinks your lawsuit is winnable and that he or she is the right lawyer for the job.
Pay the costs of putting together your legal case. You will reimburse the law firm for these expenses after you have recovered damages. Your attorney is taking a risk in paying these costs in advance. This is a good indication that he or she thinks you have a strong case. Your attorney’s law firm should pay for your legal expenses as they come up, such as:
Copies of police reports and medical records
Court filing fees
Expert witness fees
Take a team approach to meeting your needs. A successful Connecticut birth injury law firm leverages the diverse talents and experience of its attorneys to meet the challenges of each client’s unique birth injury case.
Consult Our Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys
Victims of birth injuries in Connecticut rely on the skill and professionalism of the trial attorneys at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP. We take birth injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
If you or your child has suffered a serious birth injury due to medical negligence, please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org; call one of our offices in Stamford, New Haven, Hartford or Waterbury; or call the telephone numbers in the towns below to find out how we can help you:
Stamford (203) 325-4491
Bridgeport (203) 386-9844
Danbury (203) 816-8476
Greenwich (203) 489-2952
Hartford (860) 785-6585
New Haven (203) 916-5796
New London (860) 785-6581
Waterbury (203) 916-5785
Westport (203) 349-8154
Maintaining the Highest Standards of the Legal Profession
The attorneys at Silver Golub & Teitell are fully committed to maintaining the highest standards of the legal profession. Our three name partners have taught trial practice at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT, and Quinnipiac University Law School in North Haven, CT. The firm also sponsors an annual lecture series at the Quinnipiac University Law School and a law school scholarship has been established in the firm’s name. Silver Golub & Teitell is included in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ and is consistently included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms.”* Several of our attorneys have achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating — the highest peer review available. In addition, many of our attorneys have been named Connecticut Super Lawyers* by Connecticut Magazine and are included in The Best Lawyers in America®.*
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