Unborn fetuses and newborn infants are incredibly fragile and utterly dependent upon the care of others for protection and survival. This fragility makes them particularly susceptible to birth injuries caused by the careless or negligent actions of doctors and other medical professionals.
At the AV Preeminent* litigation firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, we provide skilled representation to those victimized by medical malpractice at any stage of pregnancy or during delivery. If you are concerned that your infant suffered injuries as a result of a doctor's negligence, we can help you understand and explore your potential legal remedies. Contact us in Stamford or Bridgeport to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our lawyers.
Stamford Birth Injury Attorneys ∙ Bridgeport Birthing Injuries Lawyers
Moreover, not every medical error will support a claim for medical malpractice damages. In order to establish a right to compensation, the injured party needs to show that a mistake was committed, that the mistake represented a departure from a recognized standard of care, and that the mistake was the cause of the plaintiff's injury.
Connecticut law generally requires that each of these elements be proved through the expert opinion of similar health care providers with credentials equivalent to those of the defendants. Our experience working with medical experts on complex issues of causation and standards of care can represent a significant advantage to someone who needs advice about the legal, medical and practical aspects of professional negligence litigation.
We handle cases involving all types of birth injuries and birth-related negligence, including:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Failures to diagnose fetal distress
- Injuries related to preeclampsia or placental abruption
- Failures to perform timely or proper C-section procedures
- Failures to diagnose or treat other birth-related complications
- Failures to diagnose or monitor mothers and babies for postpartum complications
- Fatal injuries to the mother, fetus or child
- Failure to timely or properly treat mecromium aspiration syndrome
Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, offers free consultations in all birth injury cases, and we have the resources necessary to advance the expenses inherent in the investigation and presentation of these complex claims. For additional information about our experience and approach to client service in Connecticut birth injury litigation, contact us at either of our Fairfield County locations.
We represent clients statewide and handle all of our medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
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