Medical Malpractice in Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery or Neonatal Care

I can only imagine your pain if your baby died unexpectedly or was born with a disability. I can certainly understand your anger or skepticism if the hospital can’t explain how or why this happened.

Do you suspect malpractice? Contact me today to arrange a free case evaluation. I handle medical negligence litigation in Fairfield County and New Haven County, Connecticut.

Fairfield Birth Injury Lawyer

I pursue appropriate monetary damages for your baby’s special care needs throughout life and for your emotional suffering as parents. I can handle lawsuits arising from negligence in prenatal care, labor and delivery, or post-natal care:

  • Cerebral palsy – brain damage and motor dysfunction from lack of oxygen
  • Erb’s palsy – loss of function in the arms or hands from childbirth trauma
  • Death from disability stemming from premature birth
  • Death from negligent neonatal care
  • Failure to identify correctable birth defects or severe genetic defects
  • Injury to the mother (e.g., hemorrhage, preeclampsia)

Not every birth injury or fatality is malpractice. Working with medical professionals in the field of obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), my role is to identify errors or deviation from accepted standards of care on the part of the doctors and nurses.

For example, failure to perform a timely C-section at signs of fetal distress is the most common cause of cerebral palsy. Shoulder dystocia injuries (damage to the brachial plexus nerves) are usually caused by forceps damage or improper delivery technique when the baby is stuck in the birth canal. And newborns in the nursery or neonatal intensive care should be monitored closely for jaundice or respiratory distress.

Connecticut Cerebral Palsy Attorney • Free Consultation

I have practiced in civil litigation since 1996. The Brian D. Kaschel Law Office has the resources and network to front the costs of medical experts, and in complex cases, I may work with other law firms that specialize in obstetric malpractice.

I am committed to justice for you, and there are no attorney fees or costs of litigation unless I secure compensation. Call my Fairfield office at (203) 259-5251 or e-mail me to discuss your possible lawsuit, including evening or weekend appointments.