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Connecticut Birth Injury Legal Team

Eagan & Donohue has handled numerous wrongful death matters and birth injury claims resulting from the negligence and misconduct of health care professionals.

Your baby is the most important thing in your life from the moment you discover you are pregnant.  You spend nine months nurturing your baby and making sure everything you do in your life benefits your baby’s growth and well-being.  It is therefore a traumatic experience not only when a birth injury occurs, but especially when a birth injury occurs that is the result of a doctor or health professional’s negligent actions.  If your child has experienced a birth injury due to the negligence or misconduct of a health care professional, do not hesitate to contact our team for legal representation.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries occur when a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional behaves in a careless or negligent manner during your child’s birth.  Some of these actions are severe enough to lead to a criminal action, although even then you may decide to seek further compensation through a civil claim.  If a health care professional was responsible for your child’s injuries, they and the hospital may be liable to pay for any injuries sustained as a result of the birth.  Negligence during birth can lead to the following injuries:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Breech birth
  • Fetal death
  • Injury caused by failure to perform a Caesarean or by incorrect dosage of medicine

Birth injuries can encompass a wide range of injuries that are often quite rare but are due to another person’s actions.  Birth injuries not only impact the health and well-being of the child, but also put the mother at risk.

Many developmental injuries that are the direct result of the birth do not manifest themselves until later on in the child’s life.  If your child has been injured as a result of negligent or careless actions during birth, you may be entitled to receive compensation to cover all medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even loss of income due to the medical complications.

Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team

If you have experienced a birth injury, do not hesitate to contact the experienced team at Eagan & Donohue.  Our attorneys understand that these injuries can impact the rest of your life and your child’s life and that you deserve to receive compensation for any injuries you or your child suffered during birth.

If your child received a developmental injury, you will most likely stay at home with your child instead of going back to work, which results in a substantial loss of income.  You should not be forced to cover all medical expenses and lost earnings as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.