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What Causes Chemical Birth Defects?

Birth injuries are often a result of preventable medical negligence that occurs during labor or delivery. Birth defects, however, develop during pregnancy, and may not be evident until the child is born. Many times, a birth defect is just an unfortunate anomaly that could not have been prevented; it was genetic, or related to an…

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Birth Injuries Due to Exposure to a Teratogen

A teratogen is an agent that can cause a birth defect. There are many different sources of teratogens which pregnant mothers need to be aware of, and should review with their doctors. According to, about four to five percent of birth defects are caused by teratogen exposure. Teratogens are believed to mostly affect a…

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