A birth defect lawsuit is a legal action that seeks to compensate the family of a child who is born with birth defects. The legal action will be successful if it can be shown that someone caused the child’s birth defects. These lawsuits tend to be emotionally taxing for all parties involved as well.
There is no specific type of birth defect that automatically gives rise to legal action. However, common types of birth defects include:
If a child suffers from one or more of these conditions, it is possible that the condition was partly caused by the carelessness of a third party. It is worth noting that some of the above may be the result of birth injuries. Although the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury may seem minor, the distinction can play a big role in litigation.
Birth defect lawsuits can be incredibly complex and involve thousands of injured families and several different parties. Generally, many birth defect lawsuits are based around the following:
Birth defect lawsuits are quite complex and emotionally exhausting. If your child has been born with a disorder and you suspect it may have been the result of mistakes made by the hospital, medical staff, or drug companies, you should consider speaking with a personal injury lawyer. The birthing process is not an exact science, and unfortunately mistakes can be made without the fault of anyone.
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