A birth injury is a devastating event, no matter the cause. However, when birth injuries are the result of medical negligence, victims have the right to pursue compensation for the losses they have suffered.
Throughout the course of a woman's pregnancy, her obstetricians and other health care providers should make time to discuss prenatal screening options. Prenatal screening can help detect birth defects, congenital illnesses and many other important fetal conditions. Furthermore, in some circumstances, failure to conduct adequate prenatal screenings can be grounds for a medical liability lawsuit.