What Is The Heck Is Birth Defect Litigation?

What Is The Heck Is Birth Defect Litigation?

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Birth Defect Lawsuits

Parents would like their children to be perfect, but at times that's impossible. If this happens, it's vital parents who are shocked seek out the help of experienced birth defects lawyers.

Birth problems and injuries can be caused by medical malpractice and dangerous drugs or exposure to environmental toxins. A New York birth defect law firm can help you find answers.

Medical Malpractice

If a doctor does not follow the accepted standard of practice in his or her field, it's considered medical malpractice. This might involve failing to conduct routine prenatal tests or prescribing medications that increase the chance of having a birth defect or committing a lapse during labor and birth.

Birth birth defects and birth injuries are usually caused by genetic or environmental causes, however sometimes they are the result of medical negligence or malpractice. If a physician fails to detect congenital problems in utero, and then fails not to notify parents of the condition, parents might be able to file a claim for compensation due to a birth defect for all expenses related to their child's disability.

A successful medical malpractice claim in Birth defect Law firms defect cases requires that the physician owed the patient a duty of care, that the doctor violated this duty, the doctor's actions or inability to act caused injuries and damages, and that the victim suffered economic and non-economic losses as a result of his or her injuries. These damages could include medical bills, lost wages and emotional distress.

Certain birth injuries and defects are preventable through timely testing and monitoring during pregnancy, so it's vital for pregnant women follow their doctors' recommendations regarding prenatal visits. If you suspect that the birth defect of your child is due to medical malpractice, contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer and birth injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Toxic Chemicals

Every year, thousands of children are born with a kind of birth defect in the United States. These birth defects can be of various severity and impact the way a child acts, looks and performs. Some are minor, while others can cause serious problems and even be fatal.

Birth problems can be caused by genetic defects or a range of chemcial and environmental causes. Exposure to harmful chemicals, for instance, can cause serious complications in a newborn. Our firm is committed in bringing employers to account when they expose pregnant women or their unborn children to harmful chemicals or medications.

It is well-established in scientific research that certain toxins and chemicals can pass through the placenta and affect an unborn baby. These chemicals are referred to as teratogenic. These teratogenic chemicals can cause birth defects like the cleft palate, lips and spina bifida.

Many mothers are exposed a wide variety of toxic chemicals when they are working. These chemicals can be consumed or inhaled through the skin of the body. These chemicals include industrial solvants such as ethylene glycol ethers (EGE), which are used in the manufacture of semiconductors. These chemicals can also be consumed by parents while they are taking certain prescription and over-thecounter medicines. Many drugs have not been thoroughly tested on pregnant woman and may cause birth defects.

Environmental Exposure

While genetic disorders are one of the most prevalent causes of birth defects, environmental exposure is also a major cause. Many different chemicals and toxins found in the home as well as in food items could increase the chances of a birth defect. This includes fungicides and pesticides and lead, as well as heavy metals, certain paints and many other chemical compounds. Exposure to toxic substances is almost always inevitable. However, if companies do not take precautions to protect pregnant employees they're negligent and could be held responsible.

Researchers aren't able to pin down exactly what causes the specific birth defect. It could be that a combination of factors could cause the condition. The next step is to analyze the interactions in real-time. This is why the National Children's Study, now beginning to be conducted in various states, is so crucial. The NCS will enroll 100,000 women from a representative population and follow them over time, as well as their children. This study will provide comprehensive data on the effects of environmental factors on the health of a child's fetus and.

Many parents who are suffering from a birth defect in their child feel guilty that they may have contributed to the problem, but it is often the case that these types of defects are unavoidable. Our birth defect lawyers understand this and are dedicated in helping families with children with birth defects.

Product Liability

Birth defects can be caused by a variety causes, from drug or alcohol use during pregnancy to genes. Fortunately, the majority of these issues can be prevented. If your child was born with a medical condition which could have been prevented, you may be entitled to compensation through a birth defect lawsuit.

A New York birth defect attorney will be able to help you determine if your child's condition is due to an underlying chemical, medication or environmental exposure that is eligible for compensation. Based on the degree of your child's illness your legal counsel will also be able to determine the full cost of the medical bills that are suitable for compensation.

While the vast majority of birth defects are not caused due to medical negligence, there are instances in which a doctor or healthcare worker was negligent prior to or during labor and birth. A physician may incorrectly prescribe a medicine that hurts an infant before it is born, or they may make a mistake during surgery.

Our birth defect lawyers have successfully pursued lawsuits against drug companies in which a mother's health healthcare provider has been exposed to prescription medicines or toxic chemicals that increase the likelihood of her having a child born with birth defect. We also have brought birth defect lawsuits against companies that expose their workers to dangerous substances at work like a paint factory or semiconductor manufacturing company.