Legal Advocacy For Families Impacted By Birth Injuries

At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, we serve families who have suffered from serious birth injuries under the care of physicians, obstetricians and midwives in Connecticut.

From Waterbury to Hartford, our birth injury attorneys understand standards of care regarding prenatal, delivery and postnatal care. If your delivery team made a mistake or if your obstetrician made a prenatal error, we will hold those parties accountable.

In most birth injury cases, seeking compensation for injuries and losses involves suing a large health system. Defense lawyers in the health care industry are highly skilled and well-financed. Their resources are nearly limitless, but they also seek to protect the health system's image.

Securing the settlement you deserve for birth injury is achievable, but retaining the services of a highly skilled and experienced litigator is critical to your success.

Experience And Support From A Compassionate Legal Team

Founding attorney Tony Sheffy brings 25 years of experience to your pursuit of full and fair compensation. Our team, based in Southington, has obtained millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of personal injury and medical malpractice victims in Connecticut, and attorney Sheffy is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Attorney Sheffy is a former board member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC), which provides resources and support to brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers. Mr. Sheffy speaks regularly about the hardships brain injury victims face and the support that BIAC offers.

Brain injury is a common birth injury resulting from lack of oxygen (hypoxia or asphyxia) when an infant becomes stuck in the birth canal or has the umbilical cord wrapped around his or her neck (often associated with "spontaneous birth"). Obstetric teams are trained to identify and quickly respond to these types of emergencies. Failure to do so may be found to be malpractice, and can cause brain damage, cerebral palsy and other life-threatening situations.

Other birth injuries for which we help our clients seek maximum recovery compensation include:

  • Injuries to the mother
  • Shoulder dystocia or Erb's palsy
  • Anoxia secondary to fetal distress
  • Delayed order of a cesarean (C-section)
  • Wrongful birth or wrongful death resulting from misdiagnosis or negligent prenatal care

Call Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP — free initial personal injury consultation

We will independently investigate your birth injury claim and collaborate closely with medical experts to establish its full value. Please call 860-384-6319 or 800-221-5026, or email us to speak with an attorney who cares deeply enough to fight for your best possible outcome.

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Other matters may require an hourly fee arrangement. We never get more out of settlements than our clients do.