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How common are birth injuries and birth defects?

It is a common worry for new parents that something might go wrong during the birth of their child. Fortunately, the happy event of welcoming a new child into the family often goes smoothly. However, this is not always the case and some children suffer injuries at birth that can affect them for the rest of their lives.

Often children are born with birth defects. These are generally unpreventable medical conditions that may leave them in need of permanent care or with long-term disabilities. According to this article, it is estimated that around seven percent of babies suffer some form of birth defect. However, the seriousness of this defect can vary from severe to very minor. Some children born with birth defects may be relatively unaffected by their condition and able to live their lives unaided.

As for birth injuries, the estimate is that about five babies out of every 1,000 born in the U.S. will suffer an injury during the process of birth or pregnancy. This can be caused by a number of factors, such as drugs prescribed during the pregnancy, or simple negligence on the part of medical personnel. If the injury is found to be the result of negligence or malpractice, there is a chance that you may be able to file a malpractice lawsuit against those responsible.

Whatever the case, it is a highly distressing situation for the family to face and it is understandable that they may wish to seek compensation for the harm done to their child. An attorney may be able to help you determine whether you have a case and support you through this difficult time.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
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Annapolis, MD 21401

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