Birth Injury Blog

Fragile Kids Foundation

Last week, the James M. Cox Foundation presented a check for $125,000 to the Fragile Kids Foundation to help support the organization’s loaned medical equipment program. According to recent reports, the James M. Cox Foundation’s generous donation will help the Fragile Kids …

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Opioid medication

Even though there have been several expert suggestions that opioid medication use during pregnancy has the potential to lead to birth defects, a new study reveals that physicians are still prescribing the pain medication in exorbitant numbers to pregnant women. …

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Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Kids with cerebral palsy (CP), even just a mild form, can have physical limitations that can pose some challenges in their day-to-day lives. However, although their disability may also be accompanied by other conditions that affect how well they learn, …

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July 16, 2014 Military personnel are constantly exposed to danger, and the men and women who serve in the armed forces accept some risks as part of the job. However, many veterans and their families suffer unexpected consequences because they …

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Ondansetron

Several pregnant women in Canada experiencing morning sickness have been prescribed an anti-nausea medication to help control their symptoms. However, reports indicate that the medication Ondansetron may be responsible for creating serious, life-threatening birth defects. Ondansetron is a medication approved by …

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Infant Heart Screenings

With a recent influx of birth injuries and life-threatening defects, both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have created laws this summer that requires infant heart screenings to occur shortly after birth. According to reports, Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, signed an emergency …

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July 4, 2014 A boy born with a neural tube defect can see out of both eyes for the first time in seven years after an Australian charity raised funds to correct his eyesight, leading to a surgery in March that …

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Nerve Stimulation

Through a recently-approved device and procedure, experts may have found a solution for children who suffer from bowel and bladder birth defects via a technique known as sacral nerve stimulation. Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), sacral nerve …

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Risperdal

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 cause birth defects. …

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Neural Tube Defects

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 preterm birth. The report, entitled, Maternal and Infant Health in US Hispanic Populations, …

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