Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC
Receive the trusted counsel you deserve – contact us for a free consultation.
203-517-0456 or 866-554-1709

We Have Earned The Reputation As One of the Most Respected Personal Injury Litigation Firms In Connecticut

  • Super Lawyers | Connecticut and New England 2006-2014
  • Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • NBTA | National Board of Trial Advocacy Est. 1977
  • CTLA | Board of Governors
  • Bar Register
Our Practice Areas

Jury finds doctor guilty of medical malpractice for birth injury

When babies are delivered there are many different ways in which they are susceptible to suffering a birth-related injury. If the delivering doctor is not knowledgeable or experienced, then he or she may not be able to recognize the signs that a baby is in distress or that the baby is being injured during a delivery.

In a 2006 delivery, a baby was injured during her birth and suffered brachial plexus injuries, or Erb's palsy. As a result of either the baby's shoulders getting stuck in the birth canal or from too much pressure imposed by the doctor forcing the baby to be delivered, the baby's nerves were damaged. This condition has permanently limited the use of one of the baby's arms. In fact, the little girl must go through continuous physical therapy in order to prevent further damage to her arm.

The lawsuit claimed that the doctor should have recognized that the baby's shoulder was stuck during the delivery. The jury agreed that their daughter's birth injuries were the result of their doctor's medical malpractice.

The parents were recently awarded $1.314 million by the jury. The award included $550,000 for lost future earnings, $380,000 for her permanent injuries, $258,000 for pain and suffering and $126,000 for the loss of consortium that the parents have sustained as a result of their daughter's injury.

Connecticut parents who have had a child who has suffered a birth injury should be aware that they and their child can seek help to pay for medical expenses and damages resulting from the doctor's negligence.

Source: WCF Courier, "Jury awards $1.3 million in childbirth lawsuit against doctor," Jeff Reinitz, 20 July 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email

Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203-517-0456, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

Tooher, Wocl & Leydon LLC | Personal Trial Lawyers

We maintain offices in the cities of Stamford and Bridgeport, and we represent clients throughout the state of Connecticut.

Stamford Office:

80 Fourth Street | Stamford, CT 06905 | Fax: 203-324-1407 | Map & Directions

Bridgeport Office:

1087 Broad Street | 4th Floor | Bridgeport, CT 06604 | Map & Directions

The sooner you arrange a free consultation with us, the sooner you will understand all of the options available to you. Contact us today to receive information and advice directly from our experienced attorneys.