Spina Bifida is a type of birth defect caused by a neural tube defect (NTD) which is a failure of the neural tubes that form the brain and spine to close properly during the fetal development stage. Neural tube defects (NTDs), one of the most common groups of birth defects. This condition can cause an array of medical complications ranging from mild to severe. Some of the complications include:
- Bowel and bladder problems
- Fluid on the brain
- Latex Allergy
- Limited Mobility
- Skin Problems
- Tethered Spinal Cord
How Can Benzene Exposure Cause NTD’s
All of the causes of NTD’s are not know but there have been several studies around the role that genetics and environment might play. Some studies have linked maternal exposure to benzene to an increased risk of NTD’s. Exposure to benzene can disrupt normal cell development. If exposure occurs during the critical times in fetal development it can result in NTD’s.
A Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
Benzene exposure cases are highly complex and require the support of medical evidence to support claims for damages. Damages may include both past medical expenses as well as reasonably certain future medical expenses to help with the long term care often required in this conditions. A lawsuit is often necessary to maximize the settlement value of your case.
Experienced Benzene Exposure attorney
Our firm is committed to helping those who have been injured due to benzene exposure. We have fought some of the world’s largest corporations to obtain compensation for victims of corporate negligence. If you or a loved one have Spina Bifida and believe it is due to benzene exposure please contact us at 888.586.7041.