Birth injuries, also known as birth traumas, are injuries to a baby or a mother that occur during the labor and delivery process. While most pregnancies and deliveries go smoothly and have absolutely no issues, around 28,000 babies or mothers experience a birth injury each year. If you’re thinking about having a baby, are pregnant, or of child-bearing age, it’s
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is linked to exposure to asbestos. In the past, those most at risk of mesothelioma were construction workers and other workers exposed to raw asbestos materials. These materials were at peak use during the 1960’s and 70’s, until safety regulations resulted in a sharp decline. Unfortunately, it was too late for many workers.
The number of Zofran lawsuits continue to rise as women continue to give birth to children with birth defects after taking Zofran during pregnancy. Birth defects that have been linked with Zofran include cleft palate, congenital heart defect, and kidney defects. Zofran is prescribed to pregnant woman to help reduce morning sickness; however, it was never approved for that use.
The controversial ‘birth injury fund’ bill is back on the table in Maryland. Modeled after similar funds in Virginia and Florida, Maryland’s proposed fund would provide compensation to families of babies with certain types of birth injuries. At first glance, the program sounds great. What could be wrong with compensating families who’ve already been through so much? But the reality
On January 22, 2016, United States District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV denied pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline’s motion to dismiss lawsuits filed against the company regarding its anti-nausea medication Zofran. Many women who took Zofran for morning sickness during pregnancy gave birth to babies born with severe abnormalities, including cleft palates, congenital heart defects, club feet, vision and hearing issues, and