Cerebral palsy is a life-altering condition that can affect mobility in infants. Cerebral palsy can be caused by errors made by nurses, doctors, and other medical staff. In many cases, the condition could have been prevented if not for the mistake of a medical professional.
If you believe negligence played a role in your child’s cerebral palsy, our birth injury lawyers in Connecticut may be able to help.
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How Can a Connecticut Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Help?
The brain injury your child suffered could have been a result of medical malpractice. A cerebral palsy lawyer can handle all legal responsibilities that come with filing a birth injury claim for you such as:
- Listing the damages your family has faced such as hospital and therapy bills, pain and suffering, estimated future costs of all medical care, and more.
- Answering your questions, giving legal advice, and keeping you updated on the progress of your claim
- Handling all communications and paperwork on your behalf
- Negotiating with the hospital’s or medical staff’s insurance company
- Bringing your case to trial if the at-fault party refuses to make you a fair offer
- Hiring a medical expert to testify that malpractice transpired in your case
Our legal team has over 20 years of experience litigating birth injury cases. We assist families across Connecticut in recovering from their child’s birth injuries and holding the negligent parties accountable.
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How Much Will a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Charge?
Your family is likely facing high medical bills from medications, hospital stays and physical therapies. In an effort to alleviate some of this financial stress, our cerebral palsy lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis.
According to Connecticut code § 52-251, there is a limitation on fees you may be expected to pay for legal services. However, we do not require any payments unless we win your case and secure you fair compensation.
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What Percent Will a Cerebral Palsy Attorney Take?
Connecticut law has a sliding scale on how much birth injury lawyers can collect. Depending on the settlement amount, the law is set that 33 and 1/3% of the first $300,000, 25% of the next $ 300,000, 20% of the next $ 300,000, 15% of the next $ 300,000 and 10% of amounts exceeding $1,250,000 are for legal fees.
The legal fee must only be based on the actual amount you receive in damages. Any additional expenses can potentially be charged separately.
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What Is the Statute of Limitations for CP Lawsuits in Connecticut?
In the Connecticut statute of limitations, section 52-584, it states that any lawsuit for injury caused “by malpractice of a physician, surgeon, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, hospital or sanatorium” must be brought to the state’s civil courts no more than two years from when the injury was sustained or was discovered.
If you file your claim more than three years from the date of the injury or when it was discovered, you are not able to file for medical malpractice in Connecticut.
Contact Birth Injury Lawyer Group For a Free Consultation
Your family’s efforts should be focused on adjusting to life with a child living with cerebral palsy. A personal injury attorney in Connecticut will handle the legal processes so you can be fairly compensated.
We want to help you in any way we can. During your free consultation, you can discuss the events leading up to your baby’s diagnosis with a member of our team at Birth Injury Lawyer Group.