Birth Defects

Birth Defect Lawyer

birth-defect-lawyerAccording to the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), one out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect with the cause often unknown. The CDC reports that birth defects are the leading cause of infant death in the United States, resulting in 20% of all infant deaths.

Many birth defects are caused by exposure to teratogens that occur during pregnancy. A recent growth in the exposure to such toxic chemicals has caused a sharp increase in birth defects. Parents, whose child was born with a birth defect, which could have been caused by certain exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy, may recover substantial amounts of financial compensation with the help of an experienced birth defect lawyer.

The birth defect lawyers at Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), can help parents distinguish the relationship between chemical exposure and particular birth defects. When the cause is unknown, a birth defect lawyer can work with specialized scientific and medical professionals to determine if the birth defect has any relation to chemical exposure.

The alarming number of birth defects caused by toxic chemical exposure has increased the demand for competent birth defect attorneys, and has also led to federal funding of research into causes of birth defects from teratogen chemicals.

Lawyers at LK confirm that teratogen chemical agents that cause birth defects may be contained in medications negligently prescribed by a doctor, in chemicals used in the workplace, or toxic substances that have contaminated the air or groundwater in a community, making those in the immediate vicinity vulnerable to chemical exposure. This is why it is so important to go to an experienced and well-qualified birth defect lawyer, who with the help of medical specialists can determine the cause of the birth defect.

LK’s birth defect lawyers are highly skilled in handling these types of cases and have been committed and dedicated to representing birth defect victims for more than 25 years. We have the resources and expertise to stand up to powerful industries that have caused pregnant women and their unborn children to be exposed to teratogens and other toxic chemicals.

ATTENTION: If you believe that your child’s birth defect was caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or hazardous conditions in your workplace, you and your child may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation, please call our experienced birth defect lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 1-800-988-8005 or by submitting a confidential email inquiry (see form above).


For more information about the law firm's practice areas please contact Levy Konigsberg LLP at 1-212-605-6200 or 1-800-988-8005, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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