Connecticut birth injury law is complex, and it can be difficult to know what steps to take if you have reason to believe that your child’s medical problems were caused by improper or faulty care from a doctor or other medical personnel.
Although the majority of children in the United States are born without medical complications, sometimes the birthing process results in birth injuries such as Erb’s palsy. Birth injuries can mean a lifetime of expenses for a child’s healthcare services, caregivers, special therapies, medication and more, along with the emotional suffering of the child and parents.
Victims of birth injuries in Connecticut rely on the skill and professionalism of the birth injury lawyers at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP to understand their options and navigate the legal process. We take birth injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
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An experienced birth injury law firm can help handle your case in a timely manner and can help you avoid costly mistakes. If you believe that your child suffered a preventable birth injury, you should contact an attorney immediately.
Prompt action is required because there is a statute of limitations on the a mount of time that can pass between when your child was injured and when you can file a legal claim under Connecticut birth injury law. In the state of Connecticut, any lawsuit arising from medical malpractice must be filed within two years of the date when the injury was discovered (or reasonably should have been discovered) with a maximum of three years from the date of the medical mistake that caused the injury.
While the Connecticut statute of limitations states that a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years, that time period usually does not begin to run until the moment when the person filing the lawsuit suit knew (or could reasonably have known) that the child suffered harm and the nature of that harm. This is known as the discovery of harm rule.
However, in Connecticut the discovery of harm rule only can extend the statute of limitations for up to one additional year. After three years, you may not be able to recover damages in court. Unlike most states, Connecticut does not postpone the statute of limitations because the injured person is a minor.
For additional information, please read “Preparing a Birth Injury Case” by Richard A. Silver by downloading the PDF: Preparing Birth InjuryCase PriorTo Expert Review Of Causation 062415 FNL.
If you or your child has suffered a serious birth injury due to medical negligence, please contact us today at email@example.com; call one of our offices in Stamford, Danbury, Hartford or Waterbury; or call the telephone numbers in the towns below to find out how we can help you:
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®.*