"The Ultimate Cheat Sheet" For Birth Defect Litigation

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Birth Defect Lawsuits

Parents wish their children to be perfect, but sometimes it’s impossible. When that happens it is imperative for parents to seek out the assistance of skilled birth defect lawyers.

Medical malpractice, dangerous drugs and environmental exposure can cause serious birth defects and injuries. A New York birth defects law firm can assist.

Medical Malpractice

If a physician fails to adhere to the accepted standard of practice in their region, it’s deemed medical malpractice. This could include failing to perform prenatal screening or prescribing drugs which increase the chance of birth defects or committing an error during labor and birth.

Birth birth defects and birth injuries are often due to genetic and environmental causes, but sometimes they arise due to an error or negligence of a physician. If a physician fails to detect congenital disabilities during pregnancy, and then fails not to inform parents that their child is disabled, parents may be legally able to file a case for wrongful birth seeking compensation for all costs related to their child’s disability.

In order to prevail in a medical negligence case in birth defect cases, the plaintiff must prove that the doctor owed a breach of duty to the patient, that he breached the duty, and that his actions or lack of action directly caused damages and injuries, and that he or she suffered economic and defect noneconomic damages as a result of the injuries. These damages could include medical expenses or lost wages, as well emotional distress.

Certain birth injuries and defects can be prevented by timely testing and monitoring during pregnancy. It’s important for pregnant women to adhere to their doctor’s advice regarding prenatal visits. If you believe that the birth defect of your child is due to medical malpractice, contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer and birth injury lawyer immediately.

Toxic Chemicals

Every year, thousands of children are born with some type of birth defect in the United States. These birth defects are of various degrees and affect the way that children behave, appear and performs. Some are minor, while others can cause serious problems that may be fatal.

The reasons for a child’s birth defects can be attributed to genetic defects or a variety of chemical and environmental factors. Exposure to toxic chemicals, for example, can cause serious complications in the newborn. Our firm is committed to holding employers accountable for the exposure of pregnant women and unborn children to harmful substances or drugs.

In the scientific literature, it is well-established that certain chemicals and toxins can traverse the placenta and affect an unborn baby. These toxins are teratogenic. These teratogenic chemicals could cause birth defects like cleft lips, palates and spina bifida.

Many mothers are exposed to many toxic chemicals while they are at work. They can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the body’s skin. These chemicals include industrial solvants such as ethylene glycol ethers (EGE), which are used in the fabrication of semiconductors. Parents can be exposed to these chemicals when they consume certain prescription or over-the-counter medications. Many drugs have not been thoroughly tested on pregnant woman and have led to birth defects.

Environmental Exposure

While genetic disorders are one of the most common causes of birth defects, environmental exposure is also a major cause. The presence of a variety of chemicals and toxins in the home, at work and in food items can increase the risk of developing birth defects. This includes fungicides, pesticides and lead, as well as heavy metals, certain paints, and various chemical substances. Exposure to these toxic substances is generally inevitable. But, when businesses fail to safeguard pregnant employees they’re negligent and may be held accountable.

Researchers aren’t able to pin down exactly what causes a particular birth defect. It could be that a combination of factors may cause the condition. The next step is to analyze the interactions in real-time. This is why the National Children’s Study, now getting under way in several states, is so crucial. The NCS will enrol 100,000 women from diverse populations and will follow them and their children over the long run. This study will provide the most comprehensive data to date about how many environmental factors influence fetal and child health.

Many parents suffering from a child’s birth defect feel guilty that they may have contributed to the condition, but it is often the case that these kinds of issues are inevitable. Our birth defect lawyers recognize this and are committed to families who seek justice for children who suffer from birth defects.

Product Liability

Many birth defects result from a variety of factors that range from drug and alcohol consumption during pregnancy to genetics. However, many of these causes are preventable. If your child was born with a medical condition that could have been prevented, you may be entitled to claim damages through a birth defect lawsuit.

A New York birth defect lawyer can assist you determine whether your child’s illness was caused by chemical exposure, a medication or defect other environmental factor that could be eligible for compensation. Depending on the severity of your child’s illness your legal team will also be able calculate the full cost of the medical bills that are admissible for compensation.

Although the majority of birth defects aren’t caused by medical negligence, there are occasions when a healthcare worker was negligent prior to or during labor and birth. A doctor may prescribe a medication that injures a baby before it is born, or they may make an error during surgery.

Our birth defect attorneys have successfully prosecuted cases where a mother’s health healthcare provider was exposed prescription drugs or toxic chemicals which increased the risk that she will give birth to a baby with birth defects. We also have brought birth defect lawsuits against companies that expose employees to harmful substances while working for example, a paint factory or semiconductor manufacturing companies.

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