Spina Bifida

Birth Injury Attorneys Protecting Clients Nationwide

There are a number of conditions with which babies can be born. Each one is equally devastating and can be grueling for a family to endure. One particular disease that can develop is called spina bifida. This condition is described by the incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and / or the membrane that covers the brain / spine.

There are four types of spina bifida:

  • Occulta: This is the most common form of spina bifida. Only one or more vertebrae ends up malformed and it doesn’t cause any major disability.
  • Closed Neural Tube Defects: This is when the spinal cord presents more serious malformations of fat, bone, and meninges.
  • Meningocele: This is a more serious case where spinal fluid and meninges protrude through an abnormal vertebral opening (these protrusions are not always concealed by skin and often need surgery to fix). Most patients experience partial paralysis and suffer from bladder and bowel dysfunction.
  • Myelomeningocele: This is the most serious form where the spinal cord and neural elements are exposed through openings in the spine. It typically leads to complete paralysis (most people can’t walk or have extremely hard time walking / moving).

Discovering that your child has been diagnosed with spina bifida can be traumatizing. It is a life-changing responsibility for which you may not have been prepared. Many women unknowingly continue to use pharmaceutical drugs during pregnancy that have now been linked to some possible birth defects, such as spina bifida. It is not your fault. You deserve to have your questions answered and to understand your potential lawsuit. You deserve to be compensated for damages you have incurred.

Call us at (888) 367-7160 for a free consultation.

Treatment Options

There is no cure for spina bifida, but there are ways to help make things a bit easier on someone who has the condition. Less severe cases may not even require treatment, but others can require surgery and rehabilitation efforts. At the end of the day, the treatment is to focus on preventing infection from any of the nerves or tissue that are exposed.

Links Between Pharmaceutical Drugs & Spina Bifida

There are a number of pharmaceutical drugs that can cause spina bifida. Some of the dangerous prescriptions can include anticonvulsants (prescribed for seizures) or certain SSRIs. These have been linked to various birth defects and if their use is continued during pregnancy, it can result in devastating injuries.

Some prescriptions drugs that can cause spina bifida include:

Spina bifida complications range depending on severity and can cause great malformation, loss of muscle function, and meningitis. If your baby was born with spina bifida after use of certain pharmaceutical drugs, our birth injury lawyers at Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman can work to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Let us advocate for you and your family.

Contact our firm today at (888) 367-7160.

Commitment to Our Clients

  • 01 Highest quality
    & ethical
    legal services
  • 02 Focus on each
    case as if it
    were our own
  • 03 Strive for
    excellence in keeping
    clients informed
  • 04 Erase any
    doubts clients have
    in their case
  • 05 Work hard to
    earn the trust
    of our clients
How we fight for you

Hear from Our Clients

At BPB, we are proud of the representation that we provide to our clients—the financial compensation that we have won on their behalf and the way we have protected their rights. If you would like to hear what they think of our national trial attorneys, straight from their mouths, please take a minute to watch the videos below.

  • Aubry Campbell
  • Sherrie Moore
  • Loretta Lamont
  • Ava Campbell
  • Pat Chiacchio
  • Doris Hamblett

Representing Victims & Their Families Throughout the U.S. for over 30 Years

  • They made it known that they really care, not just about the lawsuit or winning, but about me as a human being.

    - Ava Campbell
  • They treated us with so much respect and care, I felt that they really cared about what we were going through.

    - Dorris Hamblett
  • There is a law firm out there that will fight for your family’s rights and I think Bailey Peavy Bailey is the way to go.

    - Loretta Lamont
  • It wasn’t like he was acting as an “attorney-client” relationship, it was almost looking at how a mother would talk to her son. It made us feel as a family extremely comfortable.

    - Pat Chiacchio
  • Firms like this need to be commended for taking on the giant.

    - Sherrie Moore
  • Attorney Heckaman has provided outstanding legal guidance and support. I am very pleased with all aspects of our business/legal relationship.

    - Barry Johnson
  • We were always treated with dignity and respect. I highly recommend Aaron Heckaman to any client needing asbestos or related litigation.

    - Aubrey Campbell
  • Thanks so much for what you’ve done for me and my family.

    - Marie Delffs
  • The team was very accommodating and helpful.

    - Andria Tanguma
  • Our attorney has been truly remarkable.

    - Dorothy Brown
  • I am very thankful I made the phone call.

    - Richard Kanoski
  • Randy Reagan was outstanding, concerned, committed, and professional.

    - Robert King Jr.
  • Our attorney, Randy Reagan, was fantastic!

    - Virginia Butler
  • Very thorough and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions.

    - Linda Mann
  • They have done what they said they would do.

    - Janice Hunter
  • I can never thank you enough.

    - Jeanette Poage
  • Very professional. When I had a question, it was answered.

    - Thomas Szabo
  • Our attorney was compassionate and caring during the most difficult time. He is a man of impeccable character!

    - Bonnie Feist
  • Thank you for your hard work and compassion!

    - Therese LeFever
  • Very professional and knowledgeable about all issues!

    - Charles Bowen
  • I would recommend Bailey Peavey Bailey Cowan Heckaman to my friends and family.

    - Jeanette Davis and Tonya Force
  • The firm was very personal and treated me kindly.

    - Willa Maye Shepherd
  • They will leave no stone unturned

    - Merle Breiland
  • Highly recommend

    - Mark Poedtke
  • Few have had such a personal concern for its clients as has BPB

    - Gordon R. Stone, Ed.D.
  • Thank you for your help and hard work you have done

    - Kirby - Referral Attorney