It is a terrifying thought—the doctor or surgeon you go to receive help for medical problems can lead to more and sometimes devastating health complications. Increasingly, we are seeing medical malpractice and dangerous drugs lead to birth defects and complications. This can cause lifelong problems for the child due to medical malpractice.

For example, according to the National Injury Law Center website, mothers who take Depakote during pregnancy have a higher risk of giving birth to children with severe birth defects such as Spina Bifida. However, prescription drugs are not the only thing that can lead to birth defects. According to the website of the New York City cerebral palsy lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, medical malpractice can lead to brain injuries during child development that can lead to medical conditions such as cerebral palsy. There has also been cases where medical devices, such as the DaVinci Robot, have caused serious medical complications. Although these examples are devastating to imagine, they are obviously not the only cases that display medical dangers in the US.

Although medical devices and prescription drugs can bring immense benefits to patients, there are also serious risks associated with some and unfortunately can lead to terrible health concerns and birth defects. However, when doctors or the prescription drug company fail to inform you of these risks, you can receive compensation for damages.

When we go to the doctor or order a drug at the pharmacy, we hardly think we will end up with more serious problems that we began with. Sadly, this is sometimes the case and can cause lifelong problems in an individual or a child in the developmental stages. Although no amount of money can make up for some of the medical complications caused, receiving compensation can ensure that you do not suffer further based on the negligence of a company or person.