New Jersey Birth Defect Lawyer
Trust Our NJ Birth Injury Attorneys With Your Case
According to studies, it is estimated that 150,000 babies are born with birth defects every year in the U.S. Other statistics show that around 3% of all newborns have some type of major birth defect. A birth defect can be any abnormality of function, metabolism, or structure—and is present at birth. There are thousands of different birth defects, many of which lead to mental disabilities, physical disabilities, or death.
In some cases, birth defects may be caused by genetic factors, while others may be due to environmental issues such as drugs or toxins. If you believe your child’s birth defects were caused by another’s negligent or reckless actions, you need to seek legal help as soon as possible.
What Caused My Child’s Birth Defect?
One of the most challenging parts of a birth defect lawsuit is identifying and proving the cause. You need to be able to present a strong case to obtain the just compensation you and your child deserve. Our firm can help you determine if the following issues were involved:
- Genetic factors that doctor’s failed to diagnose
- Toxic hazards that expose the mother to teratogens
- Defective or dangerous drugs
Some leading toxic hazards include lead, PCBs, carbon monoxide, pesticides, chlorine, and other products that may put an unborn fetus at risk. If a mother was exposed to these hazards due to another’s negligence, a claim may be necessary. Similarly, there are countless dangerous prescription drugs like blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, and even antibiotics that can cause harm to a fetus. Lastly, if you had genetic testing to screen for birth defects, but your doctor misread the results, malpractice may be involved. Our firm can assess your case today and provide more insight.
Get Legal Help You Can Depend On—Call (732) 440-3089
Once we have identified the cause, our New Jersey birth injury lawyers can begin to craft a strong and strategic case on your behalf. We know how to build compelling claims for injury victims and have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts in settlements in our collective 80 years of experience.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is here to fight for justice on your behalf. Call (732) 440-3089 today.