When complications arise during the birth of a baby, the result can be heartbreaking injuries to the infant or the mother. Birth injuries are some of the most devastating personally and financially and are often complicated to prove.
In one notable case, Silver Golub & Teitell partners Richard A. Silver and Angelo A. Ziotas presented expert testimony that an emergency C-section should take only ﬁve minutes and that the doctor responded too slowly. Silver Golub & Teitell LLP won a judgment after jury trial of $38.5 million for the client and their brain-damaged baby. Other representative cases can be found on our Cases & Results page.
At Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, we are committed to helping the people who have suffered the most serious harm as a result of clear cases of negligence. We turn down the vast majority of the cases offered to us, but for the cases of cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy that our lawyers pursue, we commit the full financial, legal and emotional resources of our firm.
If you or a family member have suffered complications during pregnancy or childbirth, please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call one of our telephone numbers in the following towns to find out how we can help you:
Our birth injury lawyers in Connecticut get results
Our attorneys are very knowledgeable in Connecticut birth injury law and represent clients in birth injury cases involving the following:
- Cerebral palsy, which occurs when a baby does not get enough oxygen during delivery
- Erb’s palsy, which can be caused when a doctor has trouble delivering a baby’s shoulders
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), which is brain damage caused by lack of oxygen and lack of blood flow to the brain
- Shoulder dystocia, which can occur when a baby’s head is delivered but shoulders get stuck
- Brain injuries caused by oxygen deprivation
- Twin-to-twin or triplet-to-triplet transfusion syndrome
- Wrongful death of the child or mother
- Other serious injuries
Birth injuries most often are the result of something that happens in the birth process, such as improper fetal monitoring or improper delivery techniques. However, babies or mothers also may also suffer serious injuries as a result of negligent prenatal care or care they receive after delivery.
At the Connecticut birth injury law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell, we help clients find out why a birth injury happened and whether it could have been prevented. We have the knowledge and resources to carefully review medical records, fetal monitor strips and x-rays, interview witnesses and consult with the nation’s leading medical authorities to identify doctor and hospital mistakes.
Babies who suffer birth injuries will often need a lifetime of care. Our Connecticut birth injury lawyers seek a financial recovery that provides enough money to cover the essentials of what the child will need to stay alive, be as healthy as possible and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. This may involve speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy as the child grows and trust funds to help meet the child’s needs after the parents are gone.
For additional information, please read “Preparing a Birth Injury Case” by Richard A. Silver.
According to estimates, three to five babies in 1,000 are injured during labor and delivery. Here are some of the most common types of injuries that occur before, during and after childbirth.
Cerebral palsy is term used to describe a variety of chronic conditions that affect body movement and muscle coordination:
Our birth injury and cerebral palsy lawyers at the birth injury law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell can help you to determine whether your child’s medical problems are the result of medical malpractice and advise you how to proceed in a birth injury lawsuit. Connecticut birth injury law is complex, so don’t try to go it alone.