When a baby is born with a serious birth defect, families often face numerous challenges. Depending on the problem, the child may require surgery, medication, therapy or other treatments that could last a lifetime.
The majority of birth defects are genetic and probably unavoidable. However, there are some caused by someone’s negligence either during the mother’s pregnancy or in the course of the birthing process. Usually, that means liability on the part of the doctor, nurse or some other health care professional.
However, there may be instances when exposure to certain products is the culprit. In those instances, it may be possible to pursue legal action against the manufacturer or distributors of those products. Continue reading →