Missouri Birth Defect Attorneys
Having a newborn or a child with a birth defect is every parent's nightmare. When a baby is born with an injury, the family may be faced with a future that will involve complicated and prolonged care for that child. Complicating the situation is the fact that parents are often unaware about the cause of their child's condition. What many of us are not aware of is that most birth defects can be prevented if diagnosed and treated properly during the pregnancy period.
In some cases, a birth injury may go undetected for months or even years. The injury may be due to one or more medical mistakes during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Parents are often left with the incorrect impression that their child simply has a birth defect, and that it could not have been prevented.
Most parents have no way of knowing what happened to their child and many do not know where to begin to search for answers. We are familiar with a number of common birth defects and the situations that often cause them. For many parents, corrective procedures and other costs associated with the care for a child suffering from a birth defect are overwhelming. We fight to ease that burden by recovering just compensation from those responsible.
Types of Birth Defects
Newborns with birth defects have functional or structural abnormalities. These defects may cause physical or mental disabilities and, in some cases, they may prove fatal. Birth defects may be broadly categorized as functional/developmental and structural.
- Functional Birth Defects:
This type of birth defect involves a problem with performance of a body function. Common examples of nervous system and brain defects include learning disabilities, speech issues, autism, Down's syndrome and mental retardation. Other forms of functional birth defects include sensory disorders such as vision problems, degenerative disorders such as muscular dystrophy and metabolic disorders.
- Structural Birth Defects:
These defects relate to specific body problems. Some of the most serious structure birth defects include cleft palates, cleft lip, heart defects, abnormal limbs and spina bifida.
Contact Us Today for Reliable Legal Representation
I will be happy to discuss your Missouri birth injury case with you and answer any questions you may have. The consultation is free. I can be reached 24 hours a day at (314) 322-8515. Call me personally and I will answer any questions or concerns. There is no fee unless you recover for the personal injuries you sustained. If you do not want to call or you can't call, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to speaking with you and helping you through these trying times.
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