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Birth Defect Settlement – How a Lawyer Can Help Families Get the Money They Need

A knowledgeable birth defect lawyer can help families obtain the money they require. They can draft an appeal package for the malpractice holder, gather evidence, engage experts and more.

Being a parent of a child who has an issue with their birth can be stressful and costly. Normandie Law Firm is a top-rated law firm that can analyze your case to determine the value of your case.


Medicines and other drugs used by pregnant women, along with certain environmental factors can increase the risk of birth defects. Some birth defects are caused by mutations in chromosomes and genes, and these changes are often passed down in families. Other birth defects are caused due to specific actions or exposure to chemicals when pregnant. Smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking illegal drugs are a few examples.

Certain birth defects can be diagnosed before an infant is born for example, cleft lip and palate or spina bifida. Some are only recognized at birth, such as congenital heart defects (which affect how a baby’s heart works) or balance and gait issues such as cerebral palsy. Many birth defects can be treated, either by surgery or by medication. Some might require assistive devices like hearing aids or wheelchairs.

It is important for mothers who are expecting to discuss any medications they’re taking with their medical professionals during pregnancy. This includes prescription, over-the counter and herbal medications. It is also essential for pregnant women to be aware of the negative effects toxins and chemicals can have on their bodies. If pregnant women are exposed to harmful chemicals or substances in the beginning of their pregnancy, they could increase the chance that their infants may develop birth defects such as spinal muscle atrophy or fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The skilled birth defect attorneys at LK have represented parents and birth defect children in cases involving toxic chemical exposure and also cases filed because of complications from medical treatment.

The wrong diagnosis

A birth defect can affect every part of the body and profoundly affect the appearance or function. Certain birth defects are more apparent than others but they can be just as grave and life-threatening. Most of the time, parents learn about the existence of birth defects within the first year after birth or even years later.

Depending on the severity of the problem may require urgent surgical or medical attention to reduce symptoms and improve function. A failure to diagnose may have serious implications. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can assist you in determining the value of your case.

A successful medical negligence claim will reimburse you and your family for the loss. A birth defect lawyer who is skilled can assist you through the legal system and focus on the future of your family.

Senior partner Dennis Donnelly settled this wrongful birth failure in a prenatal diagnosis case on behalf of a Mother and her baby daughter. The routine blood tests, which included hemoglobin electrophoresis revealed that the Mother carried beta Thalassemia. She should have been sent for further evaluation to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. The obstetricians who examined her nuchal transparency measurements incorrectly and failed to inform the mother that her child was at risk of Down syndrome and heart disease.

Parents want their babies happy and healthy. Your child and your family members deserve justice if a doctor’s negligence or carelessness increases the risk of injury.

Environmental Exposure

Environmental exposures are often the reason behind a serious birth defects. These birth defects are caused by physical and chemical substances found in air, food and water. These substances are referred to as Teratogens and may cause harm to the foetus.

If you work in a field where there is a greater risk of birth defects, for example metalworking, smelting, or paint manufacturing, you may be able to file an action for exposure to high. These cases are often filed as birth defect lawsuits.

You may be entitled to compensation if were pregnant at the time of exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. This is because the study conducted in 2014 by ATSDR confirmed that exposure to the PCE polluted water at Camp Lejeune was associated with neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly. The study also identified drinking water with childhood cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lupus and Leukemia.

Our team has a demonstrated track record of obtaining compensation for those who have suffered the effects of toxic exposures at work or at home. Our team of highly experienced lawyers will evaluate your case for free and provide you with advice on the potential worth of your claim. We will collaborate with experts like toxicologists and epidemiologists, geneticists occupational medicine doctors and geneticists.

Medical Malpractice

If your child was born with a birth defect or defect, they could need to undergo lifelong medical treatment. This can be extremely expensive. Parents can file a complaint in civil court against the individual or the person responsible for their child’s condition to cover the cost. However the process can be complicated and have to be filed within a certain time frame. A seasoned New York birth injury lawyer can help families understand their options and ultimately file an action for damages.

Birth defects like Down syndrome spina bifida, spina bifida, as well cystic fibrosis have a major impact on a person’s quality of life. If a doctor is unable to catch these disorders or fail to inform the patient of their potential risk, they could be held accountable for negligence.

Medical malpractice can occur at any point during pregnancy or birth. A doctor can commit medical malpractice by not or misdiagnosing an illness or by not following the standard treatment in other ways.

Medical negligence is more frequent than we’d like to think. Contact us today toll-free free consultation if you believe your child was born with a condition that was caused due to negligence or malpractice. Our attorneys will review your case and estimate the value of your claim. We’ll gather your evidence, negotiate insurance companies and employ expert witnesses to back your claim.

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