When a child is injured during the birth process, he or she can be affected for an entire lifetime. Taking legal action does more than hold health care providers accountable for the harm — it gives your child the resources he or she will need to live as normal a life as possible.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, P.C., our attorneys represent injured newborns and their families, helping them obtain the resources needed for a lifetime of care. Our team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers has the knowledge and experience necessary to handle a broad spectrum of birth injury cases, including cases involving shoulder dystocia.
We are recognized as skillful, strong and successful advocates on behalf of people injured in a wide variety of accidents. From our offices in New Haven, Connecticut, our law firm helps injured people and their families by vigorously pushing for an appropriate financial settlement or by taking our clients’ cases to trial when a reasonable settlement is not forthcoming.
During delivery, if an obstetrician or other health care provider realizes that the baby’s shoulder is stuck in the pelvic bone, the provider has a limited time to act. He or she should perform one or more of a series of well-known maneuvers, freeing the baby and ensuring a safe delivery.
These maneuvers are commonly used and taught to doctors participating in labor and delivery. However, doctors do not always do them correctly. Sometimes, they pull the shoulder too quickly and cause nerve damage that can affect the child for life.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, P.C., you don’t just get a lawyer — you get a responsive legal team handling your shoulder dystocia case. At our Connecticut law firm, we work together to prepare our clients’ cases completely and effectively. In complex personal injury matters, we often combine the work of two attorneys and a paralegal. By combining our experience and knowledge, we help ensure that clients receive superb representation.
Our legal teams pay attention to the details to make sure that no facts, laws or strategies are overlooked. We are also highly responsive to your needs. We are available over the phone. We provide you with copies of the documents we file. And we counsel you about what to expect at each step of the legal process.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, P.C., we handle all Shoulder Dystocia cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.