Failure to Diagnose Birth Injuries
Last updated Friday, November 24th, 2023
Birth injuries occur all too frequently due to negligence on the part of doctors, nurses, hospitals and other medical professionals. Fortunately, when medical providers do not meet the accepted standards of care and a baby is injured as a result, the baby and the baby’s family have a right to seek compensation from the responsible party or parties.
At Wocl Leydon, LLC, you will find attorneys who are respected throughout the state of Connecticut for both their commitment to legal excellence and for the work they have done on behalf of birth injury victims. In fact, other attorneys frequently refer their medical malpractice cases to us, trusting that we have the knowledge and resources needed to effectively handle these complex cases. Contact us in Stamford or Bridgeport for a free consultation about your legal rights.
Errors of Diagnosis and Treatment in Complicated Childbirth
While C-section and brain damage-related injuries form the basis of many of the most serious birth injury lawsuits, there are many other conditions or complications that can be undiagnosed, untreated or mistreated by doctors during prenatal care, during delivery or following birth. These risks and complications include:
- Uterine rupture
- Brachial plexus injuries such as shoulder dystocia, also called Erb’s palsy
- Group B strep infection
- Injuries caused by jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia)
- Forceps and vacuum extractor injuries
- Gestational diabetes
- Maternal infections
- Neonatal strokes
Some of these conditions are interrelated either as risk factors or as symptoms, such as when gestational diabetes in the mother leads to fetal macrosomia as an increased risk of shoulder dystocia. At Wocl Leydon, LLC, our medical malpractice attorneys work with consulting obstetricians whose ability to point out lost opportunities for proper diagnosis and treatment plays a critically important role in developing and establishing our clients’ legal claims with respect to the full range of the medical risks of childbirth.
Bridgeport Attorneys for Failure to Treat Birth Injury: Call 203-333-3339
Learn more about the ways experienced trial lawyers can investigate the medical causes of birth injuries. To get the answers your family needs about what went wrong in a complicated delivery, contact Wocl Leydon, LLC for a free consultation at either of our Fairfield County offices.
We represent clients statewide and handle all of our medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, which means that there are no legal fees to pay unless we win.