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Ventricular septal defect, or VSD, is one of the most common congenital heart defects – ranking second to bicuspid aortic valve.

Ventricular septal defect, or VSD, is one of the most common congenital heart defects – ranking second to bicuspid aortic valve.

However, the condition account for a mere 10% of congenital heart defects in adults because many of them close up spontaneously. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 42 out of every 10,000 infants born in the United States had a ventricular septal defect.

Common Questions about VSD and Malpractice

People in New York, and other places, have many questions about congenital heart defects, especially ventricular septal defect. Here is a look at some of the most common ones:

Q: What is VSD and what causes it?

A: Ventricular septal defect is a condition in which there is a hole in the wall separating the heart’ two chambers. The cause of VSD in most children is not yet known. In some children, VSD can be present with other heart defects.

Q: Is there only one type of VSD?

A: No. Babies with VSD can have one or several holes located in different parts of the septum. Different names are given to these holes, including:

Q: Does an infant develop a bluish color as a result of VSD?

A: An infant may develop a bluish color if there is less oxygen in the blood. Infants with a VSD usually do not develop a bluish color unless they develop Eisenmenger Syndrome.

Q: What are the symptoms of VSD?

A: Symptoms of a ventricular septal defect do not typically show until a few weeks after birth. If it is a small hole in the septum, the heart and lungs do not have to work harder than they normally, so there will not be any symptoms.

Q: What can I do if my baby has a ventricular septal defect because of my doctor’s negligence?

A: Needless to say, you should immediately consult an attorney with experience in medical malpractice cases. Keep in mind that cases like these are incredibly complex and require a lot of expertise, so it is essential to hire a lawyer who handles a large percentage of malpractice cases. Cases like these can also be expensive, which means that they require vast resources – something that an experienced lawyer can provide.

Get Legal Expertise for VSD Medical Malpractice in New York

If your baby has developed a ventricular septal defect as a result of medical negligence, you should immediately seek the help of the skilled and experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212-344-1000.

You can bring your medical records and other documents pertaining to your case for a review to a free consultation and find out what your best legal options are. RMFW Law can also come to you!

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