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Some drugs may cause birth defects

For families in Maryland, the arrival of a new baby is an exciting time. After months of planning and looking forward to the happy day, you are ready to welcome a child into your family. With any luck, everything will go smoothly and you can go home with your healthy baby. However, it is a sad fact that not every birth goes smoothly and some children are born with life-changing birth defects. Not only can this be a big shock for the parents, but it may completely alter their plans for the future.

A child with a birth defect can often still grow up to lead a happy and fulfilling life. The difficulty is that they may require expensive medical treatment, constant care and extra support, depending on the severity of their injury or disability. It is estimated that around 7 percent of children are born with some variety of irregularity or birth defect. However, some of these are particularly minor and will hopefully have minimal impact on the child?s life.

Some of these irregularities are unpreventable and simply occur naturally. However, in a number of cases they are the result of malpractice or negligence on the part of medical professionals attending the birth or overseeing the pregnancy. For example, as this article on medical negligence explains, some drugs are known to be teratogens, meaning that they can bring about birth defects.

If you believe that your doctor prescribed you with something that harmed your baby, you might want to make a malpractice claim. It can seem like a lot to take on when you are busy looking after your new child. However, a successful claim may significantly help with the costs associated with your child?s care. An attorney can advise you about your options and may be able to support you through the legal process.

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