A birth defect is one that is present in a child at birth, whether caused by a genetic factor or by non-genetic prenatal events. Birth defects can involve organs such as the brain, heart, lungs, liver, bones, and intestinal tract. Typically, statistics show that roughly 3% of babies are born with a medically-significant birth defect. Examples of this include heart defects, a cleft lip or palate, Down syndrome, and spina bifida.
Our experts in birth defects are physicians with expertise in neonatal-perinatal medicine who have experience with neonatology, Caesarean births, obstetrics, and epidemiology. They conduct clinical research in the care of premature infants including necrotizing enterocolitis, infants with respiratory problems, congenital anomalies, cerebral palsy, birth injury, and birth asphyxia or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Others have expertise in birth asphyxia, chronic hypoxia, infection, birth injury, and premature births—all of which can cause or contribute to birth defects.
These experts consult in cases concerning birth defects due to respiratory failure, antibiotics treatment, standard of care in relation to obstetrics, and neonatal care.
Their professional experience includes associate pathology physician, laboratory director, and professor of clinical pediatrics.
For more than two decades, ForensisGroup has offered accomplished experts in birth defects to review and opine on medical issues. We have been helping attorneys and professionals in the insurance industry in hiring hard-to-find experts throughout the United States. Contact our representatives at 800-555-5422 or complete and Submit An Expert Request Form to find the birth defect expert that you need.