File Compensation Claim for Birth Defect Lawsuit in 2024

Are you or your child facing serious financial issues due to a birth injury? There might be a lifetime of medical expenses necessary and lost wages from having to take care of your affected child. Filing a birth defect lawsuit will help you get the emotional and financial support you need in these hard times.
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Different types of birth defects

In most cases, parents learn about their child’s birth defect within the first year. However, it’s important to remember that birth defects can also be identified before birth or even several years afterward. Depending on the type of birth defect, different diagnostic procedures can be performed to determine its presence and severity.

Commonly reported types of birth defects:

1. Natural tube defects
  • It affects the spine, brain, and/or spinal cord of an infant. 
  • It is the most debilitating and life-threatening condition. 
  • For example, spina bifida and anencephaly. 
2. Cleft lip or cleft palate
  • It is a type of orofacial cleft. 
  • Occurs when your baby’s mouth or lip isn’t forming properly during a pregnancy. 
  • It occurs in more than 2,500 babies born annually.
3. Congenital heart defects
  • It affects the structure and function of an infant’s heart.
  • It is present at the time of birth and about 25% of infants are born with these defects. 
  • For example, atrial septal defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and more. 
4. Down syndrome
  • It is when your baby has an extra chromosome. 
  • It affects how a child’s body and brain will function. 
  • Children born with this syndrome experience both mental and physical difficulties. 

Causes of birth defects

  • Arsenic.
  • Aspartame.
  • Certain cleaning solutions.
  • Exposure to environmental toxins, including heavy metals, pesticides, and hazardous chemicals. 
  • Insecticides and DEET. 
  • Lead, mercury, or other heavy metals. 
  • Paint.
  • Petroleum products.
  • Radiation.

Traumatic childbirth is emotionally difficult for parents, children, siblings, and loved ones. In addition, in such a stressful and emotionally fraught time, there are a myriad of financial burdens, uncertainty, and caregiving needs. 

Consulting with a professional lawyer in birth defect lawsuit cases will help you:

  1. Understand your processes, approach, and potential outcomes of filing a lawsuit.
  2. Know what factors need to be considered in planning a lawsuit.
  3. Learn your role in preparing for and testifying during your lawsuit. 
  4. Help you file a birth defect Lawsuit with a hassle-free procedure. 

If you want a lawyer who cares about you and the outcome of your case, choose Ethen Ostroff. He and his professional network will ensure you get every dollar possible for what you went through. 

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