Wrongful Death of the Mother, Fetus or Child
Last updated Friday, November 24th, 2023
When a mother, fetus or child dies before, during or soon after childbirth, it is important that the facts and circumstances surrounding the death be thoroughly evaluated by an experienced birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. Maternal death lawyer
At the law firm of Wocl Leydon, LLC, our attorneys represent clients throughout Connecticut who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of physicians, hospitals or other medical professionals. Our record of settlements and verdicts has helped make us one of the most respected personal injury law firms in the state and a frequent choice for referrals from attorneys who know that we have the experience and resources to handle these complex cases effectively.
To understand the legal, medical and practical aspects of your Connecticut wrongful death claim, contact us for a free consultation at either of our Fairfield County offices.
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Wrongful death associated with pregnancy, delivery and the time period following birth may be caused by:
- Surgical errors
- Complications from Pelvic Mesh
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose or treat maternal hemorrhaging
- Failure to diagnose or treat pulmonary embolism
- Failure to diagnose or treat preeclampsia or eclampsia
- Failure to diagnose or treat HELLP Syndrome
- Failure to diagnose birth asphyxia
- Failure to perform a proper C-section procedure in timely fashion
What Will Filing a Lawsuit Accomplish?
Filing a lawsuit won’t restore the life of a woman who died in childbirth or from its complications. What it can do is provide an opportunity for your loved one’s story to be told, an opportunity for you and your family to obtain compensation, and an opportunity to improve the quality of health care others will receive in the future.
Our lawyers know how to describe and demonstrate the devastating impact that a birth-related death has on those left behind, and it is essential that the jury understand these effects. Jurors in many of our past trials have stated afterward that our ability to explain the medical aspects of the cases in an understandable fashion, as well as their impacts, played key roles in helping them reach the right verdicts and determine appropriate amounts of damages.
The medical malpractice lawyers of Wocl Leydon, LLC recovered an award of $2.5 million in wrongful death damages for the family of a woman who passed into a coma and died as a result of anesthesia errors committed prior to a C-section delivery.
To learn about your legal options following the death of the mother or the fetus in childbirth, contact us in Stamford or Bridgeport for a free consultation.
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.