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Unfortunately birth defects can and do happen; however, some are naturally occurring and some are not. If your child has a birth defect caused by medical malpractice at birth or during pregnancy by insufficient warnings on drugs, exposure to chemicals or other environmental hazards, you may be entitled to compensation.
Many overwhelmed parents in this situation do not know what happened to cause the birth defect or where to turn as expenses for corrective procedures and other medical bills begin piling up.
Should I Hire a Birth Defects Attorney?
Taking legal action may be your best recourse. Law firms specializing in birth defects have highly experienced attorneys practicing in this area of law. They know the pharmaceutical industry and are familiar with many birth defect causes.
What Does a Birth Defect Lawyer Do?
After discussions with you about what happened, your birth defects attorney can determine the potential strength of your case and advise you about how to proceed.
Your attorney will investigate the cause of your child’s birth defect to build a case against the individuals and the companies responsible for what happened to your child.
In building your case, your attorney will conduct depositions with witnesses, develop other evidence to support your case, and determine the proper compensation so your child gets proper treatment and care throughout his or her life.
Your attorney will protect your rights by meeting all of the procedural requirements of the court in filing your lawsuit and the procedures throughout the complex pretrial process.
Serving as your legal representative, your attorney, with your consent, will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the opposition. With the best possible compensation your attorney is able to achieve, your attorney can recommend that you accept or reject the settlement offer. It’s your choice.
If settlement is not possible, your attorney will be your staunch advocate at trial and aggressively pursue your case.