Birth Defects Caused by Medical Malpractice or Negligence

Birth defects affect nearly one in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. Birth defects are the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States, accounting for over 20% of all infant deaths. Babies born with birth defects have a greater chance of illness and long term disability than babies without birth defects.

The causes of birth defects and congenital disorders are sometimes not known. Many times it is clear that there was medical negligence by the doctor, physician or hospital. If negligence is involved, compensation may be avaialable for the financial or emotional damages that were suffered.

It is important to understand that birth defects range from small anomalies to serious abnormalities. Two to three percent of babies are born with congenital defects.

Contact Sweeney Law Firm's attorney's if your child is suffering from any birth defects caused by medical or hospital negligence. Fill out this simple form to find out if you have a case and then have it reviewed by a board certified physician.