If your child has a cleft lip/palate it should come as no shock that he or she will face numerous medical, psychological, social, and economic issues. The medical needs of the child are complex and care often continues into adulthood. Usually, the care team consists of many different interdisciplinary professionals including geneticists, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, dentists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and, of course team, coordinators. This list can be daunting to a parent first grappling with the needs of their child born with a cleft lip or palate. However, there is one other group of professionals, often overlooked, who can alleviate the financial stresses involved with caring for your child’s birth defect: birth defects attorneys.
Birth Defects Attorneys as a Member of the Care Team
Experienced birth defects attorneys can be invaluable to the cause of a child born with a cleft palate/lip birth defect. It is true that in many cases when a child is born with this tragic birth defect, no one is at fault. Sometimes, however, there may have been external forces working against your child. One major consideration can be found in the FDA’s recent announcement that Topamax (Topiramate) increases the likelihood of cleft palates and lips in newborns by 21 times the normal rate when taken by women who are pregnant or during child bearing years. The experienced birth defects attorneys at the Mininno Law Office can help recover the finances necessary to help your child live a normal free of physical deformities.
Birth Defects Attorneys In New Jersey and Philadelphia
It is important to note that the birth defects attorneys at the Mininno Law Office operate on a contingency basis, meaning there are no out-of-pocket costs to you when pursuing your case. The Mininno Law Office gets paid when you get paid, and not a moment before.
If you believe that your child’s birth defect may be caused by the use of Topamax (Topiramate), please don’t hesitate to help your child by contacting one of the Mininno Law Office’s experienced birth defects attorneys. Contact the Mininno Law Office’s birth defects attorneys in New Jersey at (856) 833-0600 and in Philadelphia at (215) 567-2380 for a FREE case evaluation and consultation.