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Birth defects are abnormalities present at birth that affect the child’s growth and development, often causing serious physical and mental impairments. Birth defects can be caused by genetic factors, exposure to toxic chemicals, dangerous drugs, environmental reasons and other factors.

Many birth defects can be diagnosed in the womb, allowing doctors to lessen the harm suffered by the child. When birth defects are not properly diagnosed, it may be a case of medical malpractice.

If your child has suffered a birth defect due to medical malpractice, a harmful product, environmental hazard or any form of negligence, the attorneys at the Savage Law Firm are here to offer advice and advocacy. Families throughout Oregon and Washington who have gone through this misfortune have relied upon our firm for more than three decades.

To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Oregon birth defect attorney, contact our firm at 503-222-0200 or 206-957-7272.

Types of Birth Defects

Prenatal screening using ultrasounds and other diagnostic tests make it possible to diagnose many birth defects early on. When doctors are able to detect birth defects prenatally, they can prepare for surgery or other treatment to lessen the effects of the defect after birth.

Common birth defects include:

  • Down’s syndrome
  • Autism
  • Fragile X
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cleft palate
  • Heart defects
  • Blindness and deafness
  • Learning disabilities

A birth defect can force a child to cope with a lifetime of disability. Parents of children with birth defects face an enormous financial burden. Our attorneys will work with you personally to help you explore your legal options. If medical malpractice, dangerous pregnancy drugs, or any form of negligence was to blame for your child’s birth defect, we can help you pursue fair and just compensation for your losses.

Contact a Portland Birth Defects Attorney

Contact us to discuss your case at no initial cost. Our Oregon birth defect attorneys represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington. For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced injury lawyers in Portland, call 503-222-0200; or in Seattle, call 206-957-7272.