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Common Birth Defects Fertility Treatments May Cause


Fertility treatments have allowed for many couples to finally experience the birth of a child. Unfortunately, they have also been linked to some birth defects. To learn if you have a valid Ohio birth injury claim, you should first speak to a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer.

There are 4 common birth defects that may be caused by fertility treatments, including:

  • cleft lip and/or cleft palate (facial deformity affecting the lip and/or roof of the mouth);
  • esophageal atresia (affects the esophagus);
  • septal heart defects (a deformity in the wall of tissue that separates the left side of the heart from the right); and
  • anorectal atresia (affects the anal/rectal area).

Many of these birth defects can lead to invasive surgery, multiple surgeries, lifelong medical treatment and other expensive medical care. It can also result in a diminished quality of life, disfigurement and other emotional/bodily injuries.

If your child was diagnosed with a birth defect that you believe was caused by fertility treatments, then you could be eligible to receive compensation through an Ohio birth injury claim. You should immediately seek legal counsel from a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer who can determine what options may be available to your family.

Contacting a Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer

You place the health and safety of your new baby in the hands of your doctors believing you’ll have a healthy new addition to your family. When a medical professional’s negligence results in the serious injury, permanent disability or death of the infant or the birth mother, the impact on your family can be devastating.

The knowledgeable team of medical malpractice lawyers at The Becker Law Firm serves residents of the Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio, areas when they have been the victims of birth injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death as the result of medical malpractice.

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