Having a child is one of the greatest blessings in a woman’s life. However, when a child is born with birth defects, it can take an emotional, psychological and financial toll on a mother. It is especially devastating when the birth injury could have been avoided.
There are a significant number of babies that are genetically born with birth defects. But there are also a growing number of babies that have disabilities due to birth injuries that occurred during prenatal care, postnatal care, labor and delivery.
With careful monitoring and the appropriate tests, physicians should be able to catch genetic birth defects early on. Within the first few months of a child’s life, it should be apparent that there is something wrong if the child is not developing correctly. Some common birth defects include cerebral palsy, autism and down syndrome.
If you think that your child’s birth defect could have been prevented, you may still be able to get compensation to make sure you have the resources to take care of your child. Contact an attorney at Levine & Glassman for a free consultation at (954) 332-6100. We represent clients in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.