Archive for June, 2014

June 25, 2014 Johnson & Johnson, along with one of its companies, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, were named as defendants in several lawsuits this month after several users of the drug Risperdal claim they were not given any warning that the medication would …

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According to a new report released by The March of Dimes, pregnant Hispanic women are more likely not only to have infants with neural tube defects, but also born prematurely. The report, entitled, Maternal and Infant Health in US Hispanic Populations, states …

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June 19, 2014 A new report that focused on infant brain damage and other birth injuries was recently released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This is first updated report on the subject …

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June 18, 2014 A High Court judge in London awarded a boy and his family $12 million this month after evidence proved the boy’s physicians and medical staff failed to respond appropriately when he was born with an abnormal heartbeat. …

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Every year, difficult pregnancies occur, resulting in physicians using birth-assisting tools such as a vacuum extraction tool or forceps. Yet the use birth-assisting tools is one the most common reasons birth injuries keep happening. A new invention, however, called the Odón …

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A recent study published by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) reveals that infants born between 32 to 35 weeks have the highest risk of developing brain injuries and developmental delays, most likely due to brain size and lack of …

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June 6, 2014 With an influx of birth injuriy risks that are heightened after surgery, the state’s Department of Health Services released a comparison guide that allows mothers to see which hospitals have the highest rate of cesarean section surgeries (C-sections) well as …

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June 5, 2014 According to a recent study, birth injuries tend to happen more during night hours. Although a few factors may play into why this happens, experts suggest that medical staff that work nights are typically less experienced and …

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