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Birth Injury or Birth Defect?

When a mother gives birth to her baby, the only thing she usually hopes for is a healthy baby. If the baby has been subjected to medical negligence, though, or a doctor’s error, the happiness of the baby’s birth can quickly become devastation.

A birth injury is caused by something that didn’t go right during the delivery process; a birth defect affects the baby before delivery. According to estimates, there are about 7 percent of babies who suffer a birth defect, which can be caused by many factors.

Some of those factors include:

  • Heredity
  • Mother’s illegal or prescribed drug abuse
  • Mother’s exposure to chemicals or other agent

Because many of the causes of birth defects are unknown or caused by the mother’s actions while she was pregnant, seeking compensation can be difficult. However, if your baby suffers a birth injury because your doctor was negligent, seeking compensation becomes a bit easier.

At Freidin Brown, P.A., we understand how difficult it can be to see your newborn suffering. We want you to be able to focus on your infant as he or she grows. Some birth injuries are more severe than others are, but any that are caused by a doctor did not providing the right treatment deserve compensation.

Your baby may require extensive care over the years for his or her birth injury. This can be expensive and that should not fall on you. We fight for your child’s rights and to hold those liable accountable. To learn more about birth injuries and birth defects, please visit our webpage on the topic.

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