What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

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birth injury is harm to the baby that occurs as a result of a doctor’s negligent actions or inaction. Birth injuries can happen during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or the moments following birth.

A birth defect is a problem that occurs during pregnancy. It can result from genetics, infection, the mother’s lifestyle, or exposure to toxins. A doctor’s negligence does not cause a birth defect, but doctor’s should be held accountable for detecting the abnormality and treating it accordingly.

If your child has suffered a birth injury or birth defect and you believe that medical professionals contributed to the problem, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Thurswell Law. We want to help you win compensation for your losses. Call today for a free consultation to discuss your case.  No fee unless you collect.

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