San Diego Cystic Fibrosis Lawsuits
Call Wrongful Birth & Wrongful Life Attorneys: (619) 215-1488
At The McClellan Law Firm, we are one of the few personal injury law firms who have experience handling complex cases involving wrongful birth and wrongful life. These both refer to legal action brought by a parent or a child against a healthcare professional or hospital regarding the failure to warn an expecting parent of the risk of a fetus being born with a genetic impairment or defect. In these cases, the legal action can be bought because genetic testing was not done, was done improperly, or the results were misread entirely.
Often, these cases involve cystic fibrosis, which is a life-threatening genetic disease that can lead to lung infections. If you believe you may have a case involving cystic fibrosis, contact us: (619) 215-1488.
What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is also known as mucoviscidosis. It is a genetic disorder that mostly targets the lungs; however, it can also affect the pancreas, liver, kidney, and intestine of an individual. Someone who is born with cystic fibrosis may suffer not only from difficult breathing, but they can also have frequent lung infections, sinus infections, difficulty growing, and can have clubbing of the fingers and toes. Males may also suffer infertility.
Currently, there is no cure for cystic fibrosis—only treatment for the different symptoms that a patient may suffer from. For example, someone with cystic fibrosis may be given antibiotics to battle the lung infections; in severe cases where the functionality of the lung worsens, a transplantation may be considered an option.
Recovering Just Financial Compensation: Call Us Today
In wrongful birth and wrongful life lawsuits, individuals can recover provable economic damages tied to being born with a genetic impairment or disorder. That means the parents or child, whoever is asserting the claim, cannot recover damages for the typical costs of raising a child, but can recover all of the extraordinary costs for medical care or other expenses caused by the disease. In addition, in a wrongful life case, the parents can also recover for emotional distress and anxiety in learning of and living with their child’s Cystic Fibrosis.
At The McClellan Law Firm, we represent individuals in wrongful life and wrongful birth cases who are seeking to fight for justice following actions of malpractice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.