Injury at birth can plague a child forever. Therefore, immense care needs to be taken to ensure that a child is not injured either before or during the birthing process. Unfortunately, every now and then an infant is injured and that injury may have long-term consequences for that child and his or her parents. Connecticut laws permit an infant's parents to seek legal recourse if their child is injured at the time of birth due to someone's negligence.
Like other medical malpractice lawsuits, the parents of an infant who sustained a birth injury can hold a doctor, a hospital, a medical staff as well as other health care providers or pharmaceutical companies responsible for their child's injury. However, their claims of negligence toward the child have to be established in court in order to obtain compensation.